• The NycoCard System is Axis-Shield's most widely distributed product range, particularly suited to countries with developing healthcare systems.
  • The system offers four selected point-of-care tests: CRP, HbA1c, D-Dimer and U-Albumin.
  • They can all be analysed on the same instrument - the NycoCard Reader II.
  • NycoCard was introduced to the market in the early 1990's starting with the non-instrumental NycoCard CRP card-test, followed by the NycoCard D-Dimer.
  • The Reader is a low-cost, portable point-of-care instrument designed for rapid and reliable measurements of NycoCard products.

The NycoCard HbA1c test is a 3 minute Point of Care test for the measurement of glycated hemoglobin.

NycoCard HbA1c provides an accurate and reliable method to monitor metabolic control in people with diabetes.

Test specific information

  • Sample volume: 5 µL
  • Assay time: 3 minutes
  • Sample material: Capillary blood or anticoagulated venous blood (EDTA, citrate or heparin)
  • Measuring range: 4 - 15% HbA1c
  • Reports DCCT aligned values
  • NGSP-certified method
  • Boronate affinity test principle
  • No interference from Hb variants like HbC, HbE, HbF, HbJ and HbS
  • No interference from carbamylated Hb
  • Kit size: 24 tests

Clinical use of NycoCard HbA1c

  • Improved diabetes management
  • Better metabolic control
  • Reduction in late complications
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Healthcare cost savings

See the HbA1c Test Procedure for information on how to run a test.

NycoCard® HbA1c

*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact your local distributor for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

A pioneering organisation focused on the development and manufacturing of important and innovative in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories and at the point of care.

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


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