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17 November 2010

Sweet improvement in diabetes testing for SA

Lancet Laboratories are the first routine pathology laboratory in SA to be awarded best-practice certification for their Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing method by the NGSP.

To coincide with Diabetes Month, Lancet Laboratories is proud to announce they are the first and only routine pathology laboratory in South Africa to be awarded best-practice certification for their Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing method by the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP).1

The HbA1c provides an average blood glucose value from the previous six to 12 weeks. 2 While other routine laboratories throughout South Africa perform the HbA1c test, Lancet is the first and only routine pathology laboratory in South Africa to achieve NGSP certification. 1 This indicates to healthcare professionals that the HbA1c test result produced by Lancet is the most reliable, accurate and traceable to the gold standard reference method used in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) 4 and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)., 5

 
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