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Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)

The Diabetes Diagnostic Laboratory is best known for HbA1c testing. HbA1c is an important index of average blood sugar used to monitor glycemic control in patients with diabetes. It is also widely used to assess the quality of diabetes care provided to patients and validate the efficacy of new medications for treating diabetes. The DDL has been at the forefront of efforts to standardize and improve the quality of HbA1c testing. More information regarding HbA1c standardization can be found at the NGSP standardization program web site.