Journal article

Point-of-care testing of HbA1c, renal function and lipids in remote or disadvantaged regions.

Lena Handrinos, Andrzej S Januszewski, Elisabeth Trimble, Neil Donelan, Paul Williams, Alicia J Jenkins

Internal Medicine Journal | Published : 2020

Abstract

For optimal diabetes management HbA1c, lipid and renal function measurements are key. Suitable point-of-care systems can provide such data in remote areas, diabetes camps, disaster relief, small community hospitals and in community screening days in disadvantaged regions. Some systems are currently used in Australian rural, remote and indigenous health services.