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False Results for Glycosylated Hemoglobin by Ion Exchange Resin Method in Patient with Abnormal Hemoglobin

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a discrepant glycosylated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1c) result.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

D56.9

Description:

A hemoglobin other than hemoglobins A and A2 can cause a false level of glycosylated hemoglobin when measured with the ion exchange resin method. This can result in management decisions that can harm the patient.

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