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Diabetes Mellitus: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: See also Insulin Resistance. The gold standard for diabetes is the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), where blood glucose levels are measured at specified time intervals after a specified oral glucose load.

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The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Diabetes Mellitus are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

Specific Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Fasting Plasma Glucose Edit 56%96%

>110mg/dl

Study: Diabet Med. 2007 Apr;24(4):333-43. PMID: 17367307

HbA1c
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60%95%

>=6.2%

Study: Diabet Med. 2007 Apr;24(4):333-43. PMID: 17367307

Poorly Diagnostic Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
HbA1c
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80%82%

>=6.1%

Study: Diabet Med. 2007 Apr;24(4):333-43. PMID: 17367307