Don’t perform the determination of urine glucose for the monitoring of diabetes mellitus.

Type of practice

Laboratory tests

Urinary glucose measurement lacks the requested diagnostic sensitivity. The test of choice for monitoring diabetic patients is glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c).


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