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Diabetes Screening for Asymptomatic Adults: A Review of the Diagnostic Accuracy, Cost Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: December 10, 2013
Project Number: RB0631-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of hemoglobin A1c compared with oral glucose tolerance testing or fasting blood glucose for diabetes screening?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of diabetes screening with hemoglobin A1c, oral glucose tolerance testing or fasting blood glucose for diabetes screening?
  3. What are the evidence based guidelines for screening asymptomatic patients for diabetes?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, 23 non-randomized studies and three evidence-based guidelines were identified concerning the accuracy or appropriate use of hemoglobin A1c for diabetes screening.

Tags

oral glucose tolerance test, ogtt, hb a1c, asymptomatic diseases, diabetes mellitus, diagnosis, glucose tolerance test, hemoglobin a, mass screening, hemoglobin a, glycosylated, diabetes, plasma glucose, haemoglobin A1c, haemoglobin A 1c, HbA1c, Screen, Diabetic, Diagnostic, Glycosylated