Diabetes Care: A DCA Vantage Analyzer was used to determine HbA1c levels in study subjects. Structured diabetes education was found to be effective at improving metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
J Diabetes Sci Technol: The in2it (Bio-Rad) and DCA Vantage analyzers were evaluated using CLSI protocols for HbA1c testing. To maintain the inter-laboratory CV of 5% for HbA1c, the CLIA rules for waived POC instruments should be revised.
Journal of Internal Medicine: The author reviews microalbuminuria with respect to its genetic and structural basis, early mortality, clinical course, and treatment strategies. Screening for microalbuminuria should be a strategy in all diabetes management.
Cancer Cell: TPS eluates obtained from mouse FFPE tissue samples were used for RNA expression analysis of cancer genes.
Am J Hematol: The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of age-adapted cut-off values for three DD assays in symptomatic outpatients suspected for having deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
The Diabetes Educator: Diabetes education delivered by community health workers was evaluated for improving glycemic control and self-management skills in Hispanics/Latinos with type 2 diabetes. HbA1c levels were measured on a DCA 2000+ Analyzer.
Ann Clin Biochem: Less than ideal precision performance of the Bio-Rad in2it analyzer and differences with the central laboratory analysers must be communicated to and noted by the users.
BJOG: The efficacy of A:C ratio measurement in detection of significant proteinuria when performed in a high-risk antenatal clinic was compared with automated dipstick, protein/creatinine ratio (PCR), and 24-hour urine protein measurements.
Med J Aust: The accuracy of HbA1c measurements taken on a DCA 2000+ Analyzer in a remote community was compared with samples measured in a reference laboratory. Correlation was good (R = 0.99).
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In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, monitoring of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level is essential to ensure glycemic control. In this study, we assessed overall financial impact of HbA1c monitoring in the point-of-care setting in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland.