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Test Compendium

2022: HEMOGLOBIN A1C

Test Code

  • 2022

Test Synonym

  • A1C, GHB, GLYCOHEMOGLOBIN, HB A1C, HGB A1C

Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood

Container

  • Lavender Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 Lavender Top Tube

Specimen Stability

  • 7 days at 2-8°C 1 day at room temperature 7 days at -20 degrees C 6 months at -70 degrees C

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
                    Degree of Glucose Control*           Hgb A1c %               -------------------------           ---------                     Normal(Non-Diabetic) ............. <5.7               Increased Risk of Diabetes ............. 5.7-6.4                 Consistent with Diabetes ............. =>6.5              *Recommended Range-American Diabetes Association,2010 4.1 - 5.6 Percent