The Diabetes Laboratory performs measurements of glycemic control for the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes Laboratory

The Diabetes Laboratory performs measurements of glycemic control for the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus. The major assay performed is a measure of glycated hemoglobin which reflects the average glucose control over the preceding two to three months.

A variety of assay methods are used, depending on the clinical setting. The MGH Diabetes Laboratory is a primary reference laboratory for the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP). Other assays relevant to clinical research in diabetes and metabolism are performed.

Faculty

David Nathan, MD, Director

Clinical / Contact Information

MGH Laboratory Handbook: Diabetes Laboratory