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Feasibility of an EQAS for HbA1c in Italy using fresh blood samples

  • Andrea Mosca EMAIL logo and Cas Weykamp

Corresponding author: Prof. Andrea Mosca, Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia medico-chirurgica e dei trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, 20090 Segrate, Milano, Italy, Phone: +39 02 5033 0422, Fax: +39 02 9998 7559, E-mail:

Acknowledgments

We deeply acknowledge the following laboratory professionals who took part in the pilot study: Dr. Marcello Angius (Ospedale G. Brotzu, Cagliari), Dr. Ferruccio Ceriotti (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano), Dr. Romolo Dorizzi (Laboratorio Unico della Romagna, Pievesestina di Cesena), Dr. Angelo Massari (AOU Ruggi d’Aragona, Salerno), Prof. Bruno Milanesi and Dr. Maria Grazia Marin (AO Desenzano del Garda), Dr. Renata Paleari (Università degli Studi, Milano), Prof. Mauro Panteghini, Dr. Roberta Mozzi and Dr. Simona Ferraro (Ospedale L. Sacco, Milano), Dr. Luisa Pedrelli and Dr. Anna Vero (AO Pugliese e Ciaccio, Catanzaro), Prof. Cecilia Zuppi and Dr. Teresa De Michele (Policlinico Gemelli, Roma).

Conflict of interest statement

Authors’ conflict of interest disclosure: The authors stated that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

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Received: 2014-1-23
Accepted: 2014-1-31
Published Online: 2014-3-1
Published in Print: 2014-7-1

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