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Streamlining Diabetes Testing

Streamlining diabetes testing with a 2-part HbA1c assay

As shown in figure 1, diabetes on a global basis is increasing at an exponential rate. To monitor diabetes it is necessary to evaluate patient’s glucose and HbA1c levels. Glucose levels reflect an individual’s glycemia at a specific point in time, whereas HbA1c levels reflect the average glucose levels over the previous 2-3 months. Therefore, HbA1c has been recommended for the monitoring of diabetes.

Product

The Pointe brand HbA1c assay is an innovative two-part reagent. This reagent includes additional stabilizers in the R2, allowing it to become a single component. There are many on-board lyse applications available, eliminating off-board pretreatment of samples.

Figure 1 (Diabetes population per IDF diabetes Atlas Ninth Edition 2019)

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Features

Advantages

Benefits

Patented antibody with high
specificity for HbA1c
Minimizes cross-reactivity from hemoglobin variant molecules
More precise results » no interference from hemoglobin variants / adducts; Carbamylated Hb, Acetylated Hb, HbA2, HbS, HbC, HbE and HbD
Fully Automated
No offline sample pretreatment
Streamline testing process with more accurate results and less hands-on activities
Direct measurement of HbA1c
Does not require additional channel for determination of total hemoglobin
Saves space on analyzer and cost of running additional test
Does not require a standalone system
Eliminates the need for HbA1c specific analyzers
Save laboratory space and money by the consolidation of clinical laboratory equipment
NGSP Certification & Traceable to IFCC Standard
Test results standardized to test methods used in clinical studies
Increase customer confidence by a NGSP certified test