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Comparison of Sebia Capillarys 3-OCTA with the Tosoh Bioscience HLC®-723G8 method for A1C testing with focus on analytical interferences and variant detection

  • Anne Marie Dupuy ORCID logo , Stéphanie Badiou , Justine Marrolley , Maelle Plawecki , Patricia Aguilar-Martinez and Jean Paul Cristol EMAIL logo

Corresponding author: Jean Paul Cristol, Department of Biochemistry, Centre Ressources Biologiques de Montpellier, University Hospital of Montpellier, 371, Avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, Montpellier, France; and PhyMedExp, University of Montpellier, INSERM U1046, CNRS UMR 9214. 34295 Montpellier Cedex 5, France, Phone: +334 67 33 83 15, Fax: +334 67 33 83 93, E-mail:


We thank the Sebia society for providing their reagents, quality controls during the period of the evaluation’s study.

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: The local Institutional Review Board deemed the study exempt from review.


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Received: 2022-03-17
Accepted: 2022-06-07
Published Online: 2022-06-24
Published in Print: 2022-08-26

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