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The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

Published Guidelines


David B. Sacks, David E. Bruns, David E. Goldstein, Noel K. Maclaren, Jay M. McDonald, and Marian Parrott

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An expert committee drafted evidence-based recommendations for the use of laboratory analysis in patients with diabetes. An external panel of experts reviewed a draft of the guidelines, which were modified in response to the reviewers’ suggestions. A revised draft was posted on the Internet and was presented at the AACC Annual Meeting in July, 2000. The recommendations were modified again in response to oral and written comments. The guidelines were reviewed by the Professional Practice Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

The material in this monograph represents the opinions of the editors and does not represent the official position of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry or any of the co-sponsoring organizations. The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry is the official academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

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©2002 by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.

We gratefully acknowledge the following for:

Manuscript Review

John Eckfeldt
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

George Eisenbarth, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Callum Fraser
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland

Len Harrison
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Ake Lernmark
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Randie Little
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Kor Miedema
Ziekenhuis De Weezenlanden, JW Zwolle, The Netherlands

David Nathan
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Michael Steffes
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Valuable comments:

Jim Boyd, Robert Dufour, Steven Johnson, Gerald Kost, Matthew Meerkin, Patricia Mueller, Gary Myers, Kimberly Porter, William Roberts, and Sverre Sandberg.

  Publication of these guidelines was supported by grants from
AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry
and the following:

Contributing Corporate Sponsors:

Abbott Diagnostics Abbott Diagnostics
PerkinElmer Life SciencesPerkinElmer Life Sciences

Participating Corporate Sponsors:

Beckman Coulter Beckman Coulter
Bio-Rad Laboratories Bio-Rad Laboratories
Diagnostic Products Corporation Diagnostic Products Corporation
Tosoh Medics, Inc. Tosoh Medics, Inc.