Comparison of point-of-care HbA1c test versus standardized laboratory testing.

  title={Comparison of point-of-care HbA1c test versus standardized laboratory testing.},
  author={Devin A Sicard and James R. Taylor},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={39 6},
BACKGROUND Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) evaluation is an accepted standard of care for assessing diabetes control. Point-of-care HbA1c monitors are relatively new, and there are few published data on their accuracy. OBJECTIVE To compare a point-of-care HbA1c monitor with standardized laboratory testing. METHODS Twenty-three patients who had type 1 or 2 diabetes were identified from our pharmacy-run diabetes clinic at a primary care clinic as needing HbA1c evaluation based on the American… CONTINUE READING

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