diabete test kit / HbA1c / latex agglutination / immunoturbidimetric
ST 0110

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    for diabetes

  • Tested parameter:

    HbA1c

  • Analysis mode:

    latex agglutination, immunoturbidimetric

Description

Measuring HbA1c concentration in the blood facilitates the long-term monitoring of blood glucose levels from diabetics.

The glucose of HbA1c may bind itself to proteins – a process called glycation. Red blood cells contain glucose as well, enabling the blood sugar to bind to the blood cell’s haemoglobin – creating haemoglobin A1c, or HbA1c for short.

Even in healthy individuals a part of the haemoglobin is bound. For long-term monitoring and assessment of risks of long-term damage from diabetes, measuring the HbA1c value is crucial.