HbA1c monitoring in the Scottish Highlands is by HPLC analysis of GP collected venous samples at a centralised laboratory. Availability of HbA1c results at clinic appointments is less than ideal due to patient reticence and availability/timeliness of appointments. This study assessed the clinical performance and patient acceptance of HemaSpot™ blood collection devices as an alternative blood collection method.
Hall, JM., Fowler, CF., Barrett, F., Humphry, RW., Van Drimmelen, M., & MacRury, SM. (2019). HbA1c determination from HemaSpot™ blood collection devices: comparison of home prepared dried blood spots with standard venous blood analysis. Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14110