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Glycosylated hemoglobin, blood
Hyperglycemia which is chronic and prolonged leads to accelerated glycation of proteins. Since the hemoglobin protein stays in circulation so long, determination of  levels of the major form of glycated hemoglobin, Hb A1c can aid in assessing the quality of  diabetic glucose control which has been maintained during the prior two months. We performed a validation study, June 2001, of the DCA 2000 instrument and found excellent validation.

Situations Having Non-Elevated Blood Llevels:

  • normoglycemic nondiabetic persons

  • diabetics under excellent glucose control

Situations Having Elevated Levels:

  • diabetics who have not maintained good glucose control

Synonyms: HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, diabetic-control test


 
 
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