[HbA1c revisited (again and again ...)]

Diem, Peter (2009). [HbA1c revisited (again and again ...)]. Therapeutische Umschau, 66(10), pp. 713-4. Bern: Huber

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The "International Federation of Clinical Chemistry" (IFCC) has developed a new international reference measurement system as anchor for worldwide standardization of HbA1c determinations. The use of IFCC-referenced methods results in "true" HbA1c-values that are 1 - 2% lower compared to traditional methods. This leads to potential risks of clinical misjudgement. For the evaluation of glycaemic control it is, therefore, important to know the method used, its normal range as well as possibilities of mathematical conversion of results. To reduce the risk of wrong interpretation of results the Swiss Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes recommends that reports of HbA1c clearly indicate whether the values are "IFCC-" or "DCCT-traceable". "IFCC"-results should best be reported in mmol/mol. In addition, the normal range has to be indicated properly.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

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04 Oct 2013 15:14

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06 Dec 2013 13:59

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/32472 (FactScience: 197681)

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