A1CNow+® is a fast, easy and accurate way to perform A1C testing in your office. The simple, process requires less than one minute of hands-on time and results are ready in just five minutes. The portable, hand held A1CNow+® monitor also empowers physicians' offices to perform tests in multiple exam rooms, greatly increasing workflow efficiency.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) formatted Product Insert
Learning to use the A1CNow+® meter? Check out the videos and user guides below for product demonstrations and step-by step instructions for your A1CNow+® meter.
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The only In-Office system for simple A1C testing with results in 5 minutes. Bayer's A1CNow+® provides fast, simple accuracy for HbA1c testing at the Point-of-Care. For Use by Healthcare Professionals to Support On-the-Spot Treatment Discussions.
Bayer’s A1CNow+® is annually certified by the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP).
The purpose of the NGSP is to standardize glycated hemoglobin test results so that A1C results are comparable to those reported in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) where relationships to mean blood glucose and risk for vascular complications have been established.
In order to achieve NGSP certification, an A1C testing method must successfully complete rigorous testing requirements annually.
A key component of the certification process is the Reference Laboratory Network. The network interacts with manufacturers of glycohemoglobin methods to assist them first in standardizing their methods and then in providing comparison data for certification of traceability to the DCCT.
A1C test methods are awarded a ‘certificate of traceability to the DCCT reference method’ if they pass rigorous accuracy-testing criteria.
Certificate of NGSP (pdf)
The studies were supported in whole or in part by Bayer’s Diabetes Care.
- Study published in Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology demonstrates that the A1CNow+® has improved performance and is accessible, accurate, and affordable for both primary and specialist practices.
Bode, B.W. et al. "Advances in Hemoglobin A1C Point of Care Technology," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 1, 2007, pp. 319-325.
- Study presented at American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions finds In-office A1CNow+® monitor demonstrates precision & accuracy in A1C testing.
Lemke, Christian & Matthaei, Stephan."The Point-of-Care (POC) A1CNow+ Device: Precision and Accuracy of an Improved Version.", Diabetes: A Journal of the American Diabetes Association. June 2009. Vol. 58, Supp 1. Poster presentation at the American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions (418-P)
- Study presented at ADA finds in-office A1CNow+® monitor reliable, accurate in the pediatric endocrine clinical setting.
Less, Joane et. al. "Reliability of A1CNow+ in a Pediatric Clinical Endocrine Setting." Poster presentation at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 67th Scientific Session, June 2007.
- The A1CNow+® provides an accurate and precise result when compared to a standardized NGSP certified laboratory method.
Knaebel, J., McKiernan, W., Xie, C., Irvin, B. "Correlation of A1CNow+ Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) Assay to an NGSP Standardized Laboratory," 2008.
1 National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program webpage, www.ngsp.org/prog/index.html.
2 Bode, B.W. et al. "Advances in Hemoglobin A1C Point of Care Technology," Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 1, 2007, pp. 319-325.
3 Lemke, C, Matthei S. Lemke. "Precision and Accuracy of an Improved Version of the Point-of-Care (POC) A1CNow+ Device", Diabetes Technology Society, Eighth Annual Meeting, Maryland, US. November 13-15, 2008. Abstract no A104.
4 Less, Joane et. al. "Reliability of A1CNow+ in a Pediatric Clinical Endocrine Setting." Poster presentation at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 67th Scientific Session, June 2007.
5 Knaebel, J., McKiernan, W., Xie, C., Irvin, B. "Correlation of A1CNow+ Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) Assay to an NGSP Standardized Laboratory," 2008.