If you are at risk of developing diabetes or have frequent increases in blood sugar levels but have not been diagnosed with diabetes (prediabetes), you can take advantage of the HbA1c test to confirm it every 1-2 years. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, the HbA1c test can be used as a control tool for the success of treatment. This is done by checking whether your blood sugar level is at the target value. Therefore, people with diabetes are advised to carry out HbA1c checks regularly every 3-6 months.
The results of the HbA1c examination will be written in percentage, with the following interpretation:
- Normal; the HbA1c rate is below 5.7%
- Prediabetes; the HbA1c rate is between 5.7-6.4%
- Diabetes; the HbA1c rate was 6.5% or more
The higher the number of HbA1c means more the hemoglobin binds to glucose, and this indicates high blood sugar. If the HbA1c count exceeds 8%, you may have uncontrolled diabetes and are at risk for complications. In the past, the HbA1c test was expensive and took a long time to test. However, nowadays, the methods are quite advanced so that HbA1c results can appear in a matter of hours or even minutes. Doctors, patients, and simple laboratory service providers certainly need a guarantee of quality results that are accurate, practical, and affordable. So, PT Isotekindo Intertama provides imported PCH-100 products as a globally recognized tool for the HbA1c test.
Are the HbA1c results from the PCH-100 probe reliable?
The examination method used was Boric Acid Affinity Chromatography. A method that has been certified and tested comparable to the HPLC method ensures the accuracy of reliable results for the diagnosis and monitoring of cases of prediabetes and diabetes mellitus. Even with the ability of the PCH-100 to be connected to the Laboratory Information System (LIS) or the Hospital Information System (HIS), it reduces the potential for patient data collection errors (post-analytic errors), where this is coupled with results that can be printed directly from the device. added value guarantees the validation of test results directly corrected and identified by the operator. Another thing is that with the Chip Code calibrator in the tool, the calibration system is monitored automatically periodically. Another thing is that the HbA1c check reagent is available as a complete set of kits in a unit package so that sterility is also guaranteed.
What about the duration of time required, is it still long and troublesome like checking other methods and tools?
The duration of the examination time is 3.5 minutes, which is very fast compared to other HbA1c methods and tools, thus creating efficiency in working time in the clinical laboratory, thereby increasing operator productivity while creating patient confidence and satisfaction.
Is the Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer practical and easy to use by the operator and comfortable for the patient?
This tool is preferred by operators because it is easy, fast, and precise in working because there is voice guidance that is issued by the tool at every stage of its inspection. Plus the data that can be stored in the Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer device is capable of reaching 1,000 HbA1c test results. Of course, this adds to the assurance for the laboratory accreditation process in terms of the administration of patient results recording. For patients, the Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer device provides convenience in examining because HbA1c can be obtained from a number of peripheral (finger) blood samples or venous blood which is only 5 µL.
How about the price of checking the HbA1c with this Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer tool?
During the JKN-BPJS era, the need for quality products and results at affordable prices became an important factor in health services. So, Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer with the HbA1c checking method using Boric Acid Affinity Chromatography will be able to answer these needs. The service guarantee for the use of the Sinocare PCH-100 HbA1c Analyzer tool is also officially carried out by PT. Isotekindo Intertama and appointed official partner companies throughout Indonesia.
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- Pedoman Pengelolaan dan Pencegahan Diabetes Melitus Tipe 2 di Indonesia. PERKENI. 2019
- INFODATIN Pusat Data dan Informasi Kementerian Kesehatan RI. 2014