2014 Manufacturer Forum at the AACC Annual Meeting
The 2014 NGSP/IFCC Manufacturer Forum will be held on Monday July 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Fairmont Chicago, Moulin Rouge room. Please contact NGSP Network Coordinator Dr. Randie Little (LIttleR@health.missouri.edu) if you wish to attend.
New NGSP Certification Criteria beginning Jan. 2014
Beginning January 2014, 37 of 40 results (38 of 40 for Level I laboratories) will need to be within +/-6% (relative) of the NGSP SRL in order to pass certification (current limits are +/-7%).
HbA1c Recommended for Diagnosis
An international expert committee that includes representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) has officially endorsed the use of HbA1c to diagnose diabetes. The recommended cutoff is HbA1c ≥ 6.5%. The recommendation has been officially endorsed by the American Diabetes Association and endorsed with qualifications by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society. the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation.