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Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Hemoglobin A1C Panel

  • One Lavender (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 6 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in Pink Top (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Frozen Stability: 3 months at -80 degrees Celsius
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
Stability:Ambient: 18 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Electrophoresis
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83036
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Reference Range for HEMOGLOBIN A1c:
Non-Diabetic <5.7%
Increased Risk for Diabetes 5.7% - 6.4%
Diagnostic for Diabetes >6.4
Diabetic Goal <7.0%
These values are for non-pregnant individuals according to the American Diabetes Association. 'Diabetes Care. 2010;33(suppl):S15-S61.'

Hb A1C results may be falsely decreased in the presence of conditions that shorten red cell survival such as the presence of unstable hemoglobins or hemolytic anemia. Results may be falsely elevated in the presence of Iron deficiency anemia.
  • 2267 - HEMOGLOBIN A1C
  • 2229 - EST AVG GLUCOSE
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