HEMOGLOBIN A1C / GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN / GLYCATED HEMOGLOBIN

HEMOGLOBIN A1C / GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN / GLYCATED HEMOGLOBIN

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Clinical Chemistry

METHODOLOGY:

  • sandwich immunodetection method

PURPOSE:

  • Helps in diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Helps in determining If you are at risk in developing diabetes
  • To monitor diabetes and aids in treatment decisions

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2-3 mL of EDTA whole blood

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Clotted specimen
  • QNS (quantity not sufficient)

 

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

 

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • 5 days

 

  • 7 days

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 1 hour after blood extraction