Hba1C validation blood Donation

Hba1c Testing - Blood Donations

The Hba1c test is used for monitoring blood glucose levels over a period of 2-3 months (see www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Monitoring/Testing).   To be effective results should clearly be accurate.

The Cardiff Group provide volunteers who each donate 100 ml of blood for the Hba1c standardisation programme.   This blood is sent to laboratories throughout the UK and overseas for analysis to ensure the consistency of the results.

Anyone who has diabetes, lives in the Cardiff area, and is willing to be a donor for this programme is welcome to contact the Secretary of the Group.