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Published on February 08, 2018

Hemoglobin A1C 

SIM

50095 

CPT

83036 

Synonyms

Glycosylated HGB, HGB A1C 

Specimen Type

Whole blood 

Container

3.0 ml EDTA lavender stopper tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml whole blood
Min: 1.0 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Refrigerated

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temp: 3 days;  Refrigerated:  7 days 

Rejection Criteria

% HgbA1c less than 3.8 or greater than 18.5%

Reference Range

<5.7%

Per the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Prediabetes = 5.7% - 6.4% and Diabetes = 6.5% or higher.  These reference ranges apply to diabetes screening in the general population.  For know diabetic patients, the ADA recommends an A1C of <7%, but more or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for individual patients.

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

% HGBA1C 

Methodology

HPLC 

Testing Frequency

Daily Sun-Fri 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2-8-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on February 08, 2018

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