Do Not Order These Tests On Pregnant Women

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

Hot on the heels of the Choosing Wisely campaign of “do nots” for GPs, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has released a new list of tests doctors should avoid ordering on pregnant women.

The recommendations come from the Society of Obstetric Medicine in Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ), and include the advice that the D-dimer test should not be used to diagnose venous thromboembolism in pregnant women as it is unreliable.

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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians [Internet]. Sydney NSW. RACP. Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand Top 5 low-value practices and interventions; [about 3 screens]. Available from: https://evolve.edu.au/recommendations/somanz

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