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Learn more about the benefits of HbA1c POC testing, and the benefits of testing lipids and ACR on patient care in a primary care setting.

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Point-of-care HbA1c testing can deliver highly accurate results while the patient is still present in the practice. It provides a rapid, accurate and easy to access tool for healthcare professionals, with performance of some devices matching or even outperforming routine laboratory instruments”.

- English, E., Schaffart, L. and Lenters-Westra, E

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Bring immediate clarity to your decision-making with accurate HbA1c point-of-care (POC) testing.

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising right across the world, and global cases of diabetes are expected to rocket by 48% by 2045.1 As one in two adults have diabetes but are undiagnosed1, now’s the time to shine a light on the benefits of POC testing for HbA1c.

Less than 7% of patients are tested at the recommended frequency for HbA1c, but those who are, were 5.29x more likely to achieve HbA1c levels of <7%.2 Further studies demonstrate that it can enhance your compliance with guidelines, improve practice efficiency and lead to better patient outcomes.3,4


Reduce steps, increase efficiencies

The simple fingerstick blood test puts accurate results in your hands in 3 minutes. This means you can consult with patients on the spot, educate them about the dangers of their condition, start their treatment immediately, and encourage more active participation in their care.

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Improve practice efficiency

POC testing can help make every minute count with your patient. There’s no need to send test results to the lab or carry out time-consuming venous blood collections, scheduling tasks and patient revisits4.

In a study evaluating the impact of point-of-care testing in 3 German practices:

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Reduce antibiotic prescribing for RTIs
Reduce antibiotic prescribing by GPs
Reduce antibiotic prescribing by GPs


With its compact size and variety of tests, the AfinionTM 2 system is ideal for POC testing in a range of environments – from physician offices and clinics, to community health centers, retirement homes, emergency rooms and hospital out-patient clinics. In 3 easy steps, you can get highly accurate results for CRP, HbA1c, ACR and Lipid Panel during every consultation.

Help resolve diagnostic uncertainty

Afinion™ HbA1c

Through a simple fingerstick test, Afinion™ HbA1c provides the patient’s HbA1c value within minutes. Use it for diagnosis, monitoring and identifying patients who may be at risk of developing diabetes.

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Afinion™ ACR

A test for the quantitative determination of albumin, creatinine and albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) in human urine. Afinion™ ACR can help you identify early stages of renal disease in patients with diabetes or hypertension.

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Afinion™ Lipid Panel

For immediate follow-up, AfinionTM Lipid Panel provides a full lipid panel for the early detection and improved management of cardiovascular risk in all patients with diabetes.

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