A Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ study finds that many pregnant women are not screened for two common sexually transmitted diseases. The study, based on test results of 1.3 million pregnant women, found that only 59% and 57% of women were tested at least once for chlamydia and gonorrhea, respectively, during their pregnancy. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a peer-reviewed medical journal, has published the study online.
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The study is the third by scientists at Quest Diagnostics on pregnant women to be peer reviewed. Obstetrics & Gynecology published a study on gestational diabetes screening in 2011, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism published a study on hypothyroidism during pregnancy testing in 2012.