"Serum Glycated Albumin to Guide the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus"
January 28, 2016
"This report presents several new findings. First, findings of this study reveal that GA can be measured accurately in plasma or serum samples, and in samples from non-fasting subjects. Second, quadratic relationships were demonstrated among serum GA, plasma glucose, and HbA1c for subjects with and without diabetes. Third, this study is the first to develop two screening strategies to diagnose diabetes according to serum GA values. Both strategies were found capable of reducing the need for an OGTT and, when compared with the performance of IFG criteria alone, performed well. These findings support the use of serum GA as an alternative to HbA1c under conditions wherein use of the latter is known to be doubtful for diagnosis of diabetes."