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HbA1c screening in the community: Lessons for safety and quality management of a point of care programme

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 17 December 2018


Timothy Kenealy
Geoffrey Herd
Samarina Musaad
Susan Wells

Year of Publication



Primary Care Diabetes [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



In this study, the authors outline quality management processes and appropriate interpretation with respect to HbA1c point-of-care testing in a national diabetes and cardiovascular risk screening programme. Highlights are that point-of-care testing for HbA1c can be convenient for patient and practitioner, as accurate as laboratory testing, and used to screen for ‘pre-diabetes’ and diabetes, and that point-of-care testing must be delivered within a quality assurance programme.

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