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Article: Use of Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The implementation of World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance 2011
Professor W Garry John, Clinical Biochemist, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Dr Rowan Hillson MBE, National Clinical Director for Diabetes, Professor Sir George Alberti, Chair, Diabetes UK and expert group*
An expert group* have discussed the WHO report. The group agree that the WHO requirements are met in the UK. HbA1c is not suitable for use in everyone. Do not use HbA1c to diagnose diabetes in pregnancy.