Hemoglobin A1c: Clinical Laboratory Utilization for Diabetes Mellitus Testing (by ASCLS)

3 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Kimberly A. Whiter, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM Assistant Professor Jefferson College of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Program

Course provided by ASCLS.

This self-study course was designed to provide a brief background on the theory of HbA1c, its utility in the clinical laboratory, the evolution of the test, and its role in patient diagnosis. It also compares the HbA1c test with the two other diabetes mellitus diagnostic assays: the fasting blood glucose and the oral glucose tolerance test. The course concludes with case studies to demonstrate the clinical application of the HbA1c test.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CACMLE): 3 hour(s)
Course number 108-261-15, approved through 12/31/2017
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology): 3 hour(s)
Course number 20-469792, approved through 12/31/2017

Objectives

  • 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

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Additional Information

This self-study course was designed to provide a brief background on the theory of HbA1c, its utility in the clinical laboratory, the evolution of the test, and its role in patient diagnosis. It also compares the HbA1c test with the two other diabetes mellitus diagnostic assays: the fasting blood glucose and the oral glucose tolerance test. The course concludes with case studies to demonstrate the clinical application of the HbA1c test.

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