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Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L Test for diabetes: Comparisons and Clinical Utility With Shane O’Neill

In this episode we are joined by Shane O’Neill, director of scientific affairs at EKF Diagnostics. Shane provides an introduction to the glycated albumin (GA) test for intermediate-term glycemic control in diabetic patients.

The GA test is now FDA-cleared and available for use in the United States. It was developed by Asahi-Kasei Pharma of Japan (Lucica® brand) and is a standardized and well-evidenced method for determining glycated albumin levels in the serum.

Shane will also describe why glycemic control is important and discuss the value of the test for glycemic monitoring, outlining its clinical utility and how it compares to other markers of glycemic control, such as hemoglobin A1C and fructosamine.
EKF Diagnostics distributes the test in the United States.

Shane recommends taking a look at the following resources:

  1.  Relationship of glycated albumin to blood glucose and HbA1c values and to retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular outcomes in the DCCT/EDIC study 
  2. Fructosamine and glycated albumin for risk stratification and prediction of incident diabetes and microvascular complications: a prospective cohort analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study 
  3. Serum Fructosamine and Glycated Albumin and Risk of Mortality and Clinical Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients 
  4. EKF USA webpage 
  5. Basic performance of an enzymatic method for glycated albumin and reference range determination 
  6. Lucica GA-L glycated albumin assay kit: a new diagnostic test for diabetes mellitus 

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