A case of discordant HbA1c: A method-dependent error

Dimeski, Goce, Pretorius, Carel J., Russell, Anthony W., Miller, Stephen P., Bird, Robert J. and Ungerer, Jacobus P.J. (2009) A case of discordant HbA1c: A method-dependent error. Medical Journal of Australia, 191 6: 347-349.

Author Dimeski, Goce
Pretorius, Carel J.
Russell, Anthony W.
Miller, Stephen P.
Bird, Robert J.
Ungerer, Jacobus P.J.
Title A case of discordant HbA1c: A method-dependent error
Formatted title
A case of discordant HbA1c: A method-dependent error
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2009-09-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 191
Issue 6
Start page 347
End page 349
Total pages 3
Editor Martin Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) has become the key biochemical marker of long-term glycaemic control, analytical method-dependent differences in results can occur when haemoglobin variants are present or HbA1c is reduced by decreased red cell survival. When the measured HbA1c level is discordant with the patient's blood glucose measurements and clinical status, fructosamine is an alternative biochemical marker that can provide a more accurate estimate of the glycaemic control and enable clinicians to appropriately manage patients.
Keyword Glycated Haemoglobin
Glycaemic Control
Red Cell Survival
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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