Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) as a diagnostic test for Type II Diabetes Mellitus?

While Hemoglobin A1c can be used for diagnosis of diabetes^ controversy remains around appropriate cut-offs and agreement with other tests. Using the ≥6.5 percent cut-off recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the WHO may give inconsistent results from other glucose tests.

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Publication Date: 2012-6-11
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:58:13