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Inside MedTest - Winter 2017 International Newsletter

Dec 15, 2017 - news

Inside MedTest - Winter 2017 Domestic Newsletter

Dec 15, 2017 - news

The "Inside MedTest" Winter Edition is Here!

MedTest Winter 2017 Domestic Newsletter

November is Diabetes Month!

Nov 27, 2017 - news

Did you know that there are direct and indirect methods of measuring Hemoglobin A1c?

Many HbA1c methods are indirect measurements, meaning that the HbA1c concentration and the concentration of hemoglobin are both measured. The percent HbA1c in the sample is then calculated as follows: % HbA1c = ([HbA1c] / [Total Hemoglobin]) x 100. Both the concentration of hemoglobin A1c specifically, and the concentration of total hemoglobin, are measured. The ratio is reported as a percent hemoglobin A1c.

The direct HbA1c method utilizes the interaction of antigen and antibody to directly determine the HbA1c concentration in whole blood. This method is possible due to MedTest’s Pointe Scientific brand’s proprietary antibody whose epitope on the N-terminal of the B-chains does not require denaturation of the hemoglobin molecule in order to be available to the antigen binding fragments (Fab). These reagents have the highest degree of antibody specificity, minimizing the cross-reactivity from hemoglobin variants (HbA2, HbC, HbD, HbE and HbS).

MedTest's Pointe Scientific HbA1c reagents are traceable to the IFCC Reference Measurement Procedure and are NGSP certified. Contact us today for more information on how to perform DIRECT HbA1c testing on your general chemistry analyzer.

Learn more about using a Direct Hemoglobin A1c Assay

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American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

Nov 13, 2017 - events

New York, NY - The AATOD Conference is the largest gathering of the opioid treatment community. This conference brings innovative people together in a diverse array of forums and workshops. Many new and exciting additions to MedTest's portfolio of diagnostic products will be promoted. Stop by and visit with our helpful team of professionals located in Booth: 217

New York Marriott Marquis

New York, New York

March 10 - 14, 2018


NatCon18 Conference

Nov 13, 2017 - events

Washington, DC - Be at NatCon18 and learn what the future looks like and how to thrive in the new world of health care. Be armed with the information and be handed the tools to improve both your practice and your bottom line by joining us at Booth: 639

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Washington, DC

April 23 - 25, 2018


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