Standardization of Hemoglobin A1c Reporting Units
The IFCC Working Group on Standardization of Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has made recommendations toward global standardization of HbA1c assay results. A reference method has been developed and a consensus statement has been published (Diabetes Care 2007;30:2399 – 400) that recommends reporting HbA1c results in both SI (mmol/mol) and in NGSP-derived units (%), using the IFCC-NGSP master equation.
Dual Reporting for DCA Vantage Analyzer
Siemens Healtchare Diagnostics provides a new software upgrade for the DCA Vantage® Analyzer to enable the dual reporting function. You will be able to select primary and secondary reporting units in which to display and print test results. Patient trend curves and result transmission to laboratory information systems or electronic patient records will be captured in the primary reporting unit.