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Test Code HB A1C Hemoglobin A1C

Clinical System Name

Glycosylated Hemoglobin A1C

Synonyms

HbA1c

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note: Do not overfill microtainer. Mix by inverting 10 times.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigA rack.

 

Off-site collection: Send whole blood refrigerated.  Do not spin or aliquot.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
whole blood Room temp 1 w
  Refrigerated 2 w
  Frozen 2 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-F, day shift 1 - 3 d

 

Contact Chemistry Lab for requests outside of stated availability (206) 987-3860 or (206) 987-2565 for weekend/holiday days.

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

 

Reference Range

Non-Diabetic Adults: 3.4 - 6.1%

Methodology

Method: Latex agglutination by DCA Vantage

Analytical Volume: 0.1 mL

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83036