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Re: [IP] 6 Minute Fingerstick Hba1c Test

Just for reference, the instrument is called a DCA 2000, and is
manufactured by the Bayer Corporation.  It also does microalbumin tests.


email @ redacted wrote:
> I saw my endo at Joslin today here in Syracuse. They no longer have to draw
> blood to do a Hemaglobin A1c. All they do is give you a finger stick (just
> like we all do at home and work every day) and they collect the sample with a
> special glass vial that has a very narrow neck on it so that it sucks in the
> blood via capillary action into it and onto what looks like some sort of test
> paper agent. Then they stick it in the machine and VIOLA!!!! Six minutes later
> you have your HA1c. Mine was a 6.5. I thought it was really cool. No longer do
> I have to get stuck with the huge needle and I don't have to wait 2 weeks for
> the result, I went and made my appointment for my next visit, and when I
> finished I had the results.
> Scooter
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