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Flagship HbA1c analyser from ARKRAY improves diabetes testing workflow

Pathology in Practice asked ARKRAY general manager David Eyre to provide insights into overall trends while assessing the current UK situation post-COVID. He offers a solution for speeding up all HbA1c testing, increasing throughput for routine tests while reducing unnecessary testing for variants.

According to the latest edition of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas Report, 8.2% of the UK population aged 20–79 years has some form of diabetes, accounting for almost four million people.1

            When just the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents (0–19 years) is taken into account, it points out that the UK has some of the highest number of cases, in the top 10 worldwide, with almost 32,000 per annum. The UK is also fifth in the world for incidences of adult-onset type 1 diabetes, below Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

Impact of HbA1c testing

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