ACBI Archive Section:

HbA1c article from FORUM (Journal of the ICGP)
Vol 27, Apr 2010

What’s in a Number? The International Standardisation of HbA1c Results in Diabetes Care.
This article is an update of the paper by Dr. Ned Barrett.
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Information on the forthcoming changes in the reporting of HbA1c results in Ireland and related matters may be accessed on the HSE’s Diabetes Website at

HSE Review of Laboratory Services

HSE Review of Laboratory Services. (pdf 1.04MB)

Inhouse test at CUH to save €200,000

The IRISH TIMES HEALTH Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Barry Roche..
THE INTRODUCTION of inhouse genetic testing for haemochromatosis at Cork University Hospital should result in savings of over €200,000 per annum and pave the way for further development of inhouse genetic testing, according to Dr. John O’Mullane, the consultant overseeing the project.
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