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Hemoglobin A1c and the Estimated Average Glucose


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Slide 26

July 2009

In conclusion, the optimal diagnostic criteria for diabetes are still being debated.  Hemoglobin A1c has recently been endorsed by clinical groups for diagnosis of diabetes using a cutpoint of 6.5%.  Reporting of the eAG at this time is still controversial and will vary from laboratory to laboratory depending on the preference of the physicians, pathologists, and endocrinologists.



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