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Clin Lab Haematol. 2005 Oct;27(5):334-5.

Falsely high glycated haemoglobin [HbA1C] because of haemoglobin OSU-Christiansborg.

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Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Haematology, Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley, UK. drdkapoor@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is routinely used to assess the degree of glycaemic control in diabetic patients. We report a case of a 73 year old diabetic woman who had an elevated HbA1c of 13.4%. She was on maximum oral hypoglycaemic agents and was commenced on insulin. However, her HbA1c continued to remain high at 20.4%. Subsequent tests revealed that she had a haemoglobin variant, Haemoglobin Osu-Christiansborg, causing the falsely high glycated haemoglobin.

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