The World Health Organization reports that over 422 million people around the world have diabetes. While this disease is found in all ages and socioeconomic groups, it is most prevalent in middle to low-income countries, largely due to a lack of early detection and treatment options.
In addition, challenges in identifying the early stages of diabetes through blood testing have not always been accurate. Older types of testing methods tend to include significant levels of interference that create inaccurate test results. Other problematic factors included the charge-based separation of ion exchange high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) failing to detect some types of glycated haemoglobin.
Boronate Affinity HPLC
New technology using boronate affinity instead of the traditional charged-based separation method eliminates concerns about interference from Hb variants present in tests from people of various ethnicities.
With the ability to detect and separate all Hb variants, highly accurate readings are possible, helping to accurately detect signs of diabetes in user-friendly testing processes. Having accurate HbA1c readings that are delivered in just seconds, this testing equipment increases lab workflow and throughput, helping to increase the number of samples processed in a day.
Benefits to Patients
In any country around the globe, faster, more accurate diabetes testing using boronate affinity HPLC testing offers significant benefits to patients. In addition to the ability to diagnose and monitor large numbers of patients with in-house testing equipment, there is also the increased accuracy of the results.
Combined, these two factors assist laboratories and clinics in seeing additional patients, reduce wait time for testing and analysis, and ensure all laboratory compliance regulations are met regarding testing equipment.
The levels of Type 2 diabetes around the world continue to increase. Advanced testing and monitoring high-performance liquid chromatography continues to offer exceptional results in medium to large-sized laboratories.
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