Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Other activities

Health Experts Approve the use of HbA1c for Diagnosing Diabetes

 

Professor Åke Lernmark worked within the WHO Consultation Expert Group to conduct a systematic review and provide experts' opinions concerning the use of HbA1c as a diagnostic test for diabetes mellitus.
The Consultation report was released lately by the WHO which summarized the up-to-date evidences concerning the use of HbA1c as a diagnostic test in diabetes and evaluated the applicability and performance of the method used in different settings.
The report concluded that HbA1c can be used as a diagnostic test provided that rigorous quality assurance tests are used and that the assays are standardized according to the international reference values. The expert group also concluded  that an HbA1c value of 6.5% is recommended as the cut-off point for diagnosing diabetes. However, a value less than 6.5% does not exclude diabetes if the diagnosis of diabetes was made using glucose tests.

Link to the full report
www.who.int/chp/media/news/releases/2011_1_diabetes/en/index.html

.