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Opportunistic pathology-based screening for diabetes

Simpson, A. J.; Krowka, R.; Kerrigan, J. L.; Southcott, E. K.; Wilson, J. D.; Potter, J. M.; Nolan, C. J.; Hickman, P. E.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the potential of opportunistic glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) testing of pathology samples to detect previously unknown diabetes. DESIGN Pathology samples from participants collected for other reasons and suitable for HbA1c testing were utilised for opportunistic diabetes screening. HbA1c was measured with a Biorad Variant II turbo analyser and HbA1c levels of ≥6.5% (48 mmol/mol) were considered diagnostic for diabetes. Confirmation of previously unknown diabetes status was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100210
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003411

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