DÄ internationalArchive27/2010HbA 1c Falsely High or Low

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HbA 1c Falsely High or Low

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(27): 494. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0494a

Chantelau, E

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The study reported by Kohne and Kleihauer (1) deserves attention from diabetologists in Germany: in patients with hemoglobinopathies, their HbA1c assay may yield falsely high or low results (2) which do not correspond to the results of blood glucose monitoring by the patients.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2010.0494a

Prof. em. Dr. med. Ernst Chantelau

Holthorster Weg 16

28717 Bremen, Germany

chantelau@gmx.de

1.
Kohne E, Kleihauer E: Hemoglobinopathies in Germany—A longitudinal study over four decades [Hämoglobinopathien – eine Langzeitstudie über vier Jahrzehnte]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(5): 65–71. VOLLTEXT
2.
Bry L, Chen PC, Sacks DB: Effects of hemoglobin variants and chemically modified derivatives on assays for glycohemoglobin. Clin Chem 2001; 47: 153–63. MEDLINE
1.Kohne E, Kleihauer E: Hemoglobinopathies in Germany—A longitudinal study over four decades [Hämoglobinopathien – eine Langzeitstudie über vier Jahrzehnte]. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(5): 65–71. VOLLTEXT
2.Bry L, Chen PC, Sacks DB: Effects of hemoglobin variants and chemically modified derivatives on assays for glycohemoglobin. Clin Chem 2001; 47: 153–63. MEDLINE