This is a recorded version of an AACC live webinar that
was held December 11, 2014. Because HbA1c testing is
now recommended for diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes,
as well as monitoring of mean glycemia, there is an increased emphasis on
ensuring the accuracy of HbA1c test results. During this lively 60-minute webinar, you will learn more about the complexities of
HbA1c testing and the factors that can affect the accuracy of your test results.
The main speaker for the program is Dr. Ross Molinaro, but at various points
during the program, Dr. Molinaro stops for discussions with panelists Professor
Trefor Higgins and Dr. Nichole Korpi-Steiner, who weigh in with their
experiences and case studies. View this webinar and learn what the main sources
of HbA1c test interferences are; the latest information on how instrument bias,
hemoglobin variants and altered red blood cell turnover can affect HbA1c
results; and what your lab can do to manage and lessen the impact of
interferences on HbA1c testing.