Guidance concerning the use of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

d'Emden, Michael C., Shaw, Jonathan E., Jones, Graham R. and Cheung, N. Wah (2015) Guidance concerning the use of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Medical Journal of Australia, 203 2: 89-90. doi:10.5694/mja15.00041


Author d'Emden, Michael C.
Shaw, Jonathan E.
Jones, Graham R.
Cheung, N. Wah
Title Guidance concerning the use of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
Formatted title
Guidance concerning the use of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-5377
0025-729X
Publication date 2015-07-20
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.5694/mja15.00041
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 203
Issue 2
Start page 89
End page 90
Total pages 2
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) assessment for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus overcomes many practical problems associated with traditional blood glucose measurements.

However, the test is not without limitations of which the medical practitioner needs to be aware.

The possibility of an individual having a medical condition that interferes with the test should always be considered, even though these conditions are rare in most Australian communities.

Appropriately used, HbA1c assessment should provide a cost-effective, efficient and simple tool for the early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
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