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Test Code HBA1C Hemoglobin A1c

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Special Handling Instructions

Do not centrifuge

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 3 days, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 6 months

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen not whole blood; not collected in a lavender top tube

Methodology

Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay (TINIA)

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Reference Ranges

Reference range reported with result: 4 - 6%

 

Hemoglobin A1c
HgBA1c (%) Glucose Control Index
< 6% Excellent
6 - 7% Very Good
7 - 8% Good
8 - 10% Fair
> 10% Poor

CPT Code

83036

LOINC Code

17855-8

EMR Interface Order Code

10720