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Hemoglobin A1C, With Est. Average GlucoseTest Code
1 mL whole blood EDTA (lavender top tube). (minimum 1.0 mL)
Gently invert 10 times. Draw separate tube if CBC is also ordered.
EDTA Lavender Top Tube
For specimen integrity in the lock box click here
Room Temperature = 3 days
Refrigerated = 7 days
Frozen = 6 months
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis, Lipemia, incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.
Monday - Saturday 3rd shift
1 day excluding weekends
|Glycohemoglobin A1c||Diabetes should be diagnosed when A1C is >6.5%. Diagnosis should be% TOTAL HGB confirmed with a repeat A1C test. Confirmation is not required in symtomatic subjects with plasma glucose levels >200 mg/dl. (ADA Workgroup Report, Diabetic Care, volume 32 n|
|The American Diabetic Association recommends the following guidelines:|
|< 7% indicates a patient in control|
|> 8% indicates a patient in possible need of intervention|
|Estimated Average Glucose||N/M/F||ALL||MG/DL|
Assesses long term diabetic control in diabetes mellitus.