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Person—glycosylated haemoglobin level (measured), percentage N[N].N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGlycosylated haemoglobin level (measured)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270325
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA person's glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level, measured as percentage.
Data Element Concept:Person—glycosylated haemoglobin level

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Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N].N
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
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ValueMeaning
99.9Not stated/inadequately described

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

HbA1c results vary between laboratories; use the same laboratory for repeated testing.

When reporting, record absolute result of the most recent HbA1c level in the last 12 months.

Record the absolute result of the test (%).

Collection methods:Help on this term

Test is performed in accredited laboratories:

  • A single blood sample is sufficient and no preparation of the patient is required.
  • Measure HbA1c ideally using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational diabetes data working group
Origin:Help on this termNational Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.
Reference documents:Help on this termKoening, R. J. Peterson, CM and Kilo, C et al. Hemoglobin A1c as an indicator of the degree of glucose intolerance in diabetes. Diabetes 259 (1976): 230-232. Nathan, D.M., Singer, D.E, Hurxthal, K, and Goodson, J.D. The clinical information value of the glycosylated hemoglobin assay. N. Eng. J. Med. 310 (1984): 341-346.

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Supersedes Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) - measured, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.0 KB)

See also Laboratory standard—upper limit of normal range of glycosylated haemoglobin, percentage N[N].N Health, Standard 01/03/2005

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