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Old 02-07-2011, 01:37   #1
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Bayer A1CNOW A1c 5.2 % February 6, 2011

ACCU-CHEK AVIVA 30 day average 112 mg/dl, A1c 5.5 %, February 6, 2011

Lab test 1 month ago was 5.9 % , January 5, 2011

Does this look right? or does Bayer A1CNOW tend to read low?

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Boy, Jim . . . I've never tried the home ones, but surely someone here has . . . come out, come out, wherever you are!




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Well I've done some with home ones (not at home though but in demonstrations or at abovita care). The one time I got to compare it was lower (a lot lower, by about 5-6). But I simply assume that there was a mistake on the first test since it showed 13!!! Which I knew was impossible... At least with my BG levels...

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I just had one done at the local pharmacy a few weeks ago and it came out 6.7, which I thought was high. My last one was 5.9. My 30 day average was close to 100. So unless I am testing at the wrong times, something I think is amiss. Someone on another forum said that even lab tests can be 20-30% off other labs. So go by your meter average.

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I used the Bayer check and it was .9 higher than my lab ones. they were both done the same day

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Bayer A1CNOW A1c 5.2 % February 6, 2011

ACCU-CHEK AVIVA 30 day average 112 mg/dl, A1c 5.5 %, February 6, 2011

Lab test 1 month ago was 5.9 % , January 5, 2011

Does this look right? or does Bayer A1CNOW tend to read low?

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Bayer A1C has a tendency to read low. Now I just use my doctor's lab, I feel confident that his testing is pretty accurate.

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I recently looked at that product on Amazon.com. There were 13 reviews by purchasers, very mixed.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayer-Self-Check-Home-System/dp/B002V708IY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297193978&sr=8-1

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I've used both the Reli On Ac1 and Bayer's A1C Now.
They both appeared to vary as much as .5 from a lab test.
Of course; I've also had them be the exact same as a lab test.

In fact; just look at my sig.

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I've used both the Reli On Ac1 and Bayer's A1C Now.
They both appeared to vary as much as .5 from a lab test.
Of course; I've also had them be the exact same as a lab test.

In fact; just look at my sig.

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On my insurance coverage, I never pay for lab work so I have decided to just stick with my doctor's lab. Some people feel confident in using kits. Ett, you seem to be really consistant, that is great!

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