Hemoglobin A1c – Clinical Laboratory Utilization for Diabetes Mellitus Testing
Self-Study 261 – Intermediate Level
Contact Hours (Points): 3
Written by Kimberly A. Whiter, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
At the end of the course you should be able to:
- List the chemical elements that make up the Hemoglobin A1c compound.
- Describe the utility of using HbA1c in diabetes mellitus clinical testing
- List the criteria for diabetes mellitus diagnosis as recommended by the American Diabetes Association
- Evaluate case studies relating to diabetes mellitus testing and diagnosis
Online 261: Course Taken Online: $40.00 BUY NOW
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
What is HbA1c?
SECTION I: WHY IS HbA1C TESTED?
The rise of Type 2 and Gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States; When should patients be tested
SECTION II: UTILIZATION OF HbA1c RESULTS IN PATIENT TREATMENT
Normal Values; Significance of elevated values; Using results to diagnose and guide patient maintenance of diabetes mellitus
SECTION III: UTILIZATION OF HbA1C TESTING IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
SECTION IV: LIMITATIONS IN AND FUTURE FOR HbA1c TESTING
Required sample; Abnormal Hbs; Hemolytic Disorders; POCT vs Laboratory Testing; The future of HbA1c Testing; HbA1c Instrumentation; High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC); Electrophoresis; Immunoassays
SECTION V: CASE STUDIES