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Clin Biochem. 2008 Jan;41(1-2):88-90. Epub 2007 Sep 25.

QA aspects for HbA1c measurements.

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  • Chemistry Department, Dynacare Kasper Medical Laboratories, #200, 10150 102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 5E2. trefor.higgins@dkml.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To provide mechanisms for evaluating HbA(1c) results that meet the criteria for review by the 2002 NACB guidelines for reporting HbA(1c) values.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

Complete blood count (CBC) data and comparison of obtained HbA(1c) with a calculated HbA(1c) were used to assess the validity of HbA(1c) results meeting the NACB review criteria.

RESULTS:

The use of CBC data and a calculated HbA(1c) were found to be useful in evaluating the validity of unusual HbA(1c) results.

CONCLUSIONS:

The validity of high and low HbA(1c) results can be checked by the review of CBC data and comparing a calculated HbA(1c) against the measured value.

PMID:
18036579
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