Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Whole blood in 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: HPLC, NGSP certified
Comment: As per ADA guidelines HbA1c should be performed using a method that is certified by NGSP. Also see FRUCTOSAMINE, LIPID PROFILE & MICROALBUMINURIA.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: This assay is useful for diagnosing Diabetes and evaluating long term control of blood glucose concentrations in diabetic patients. It reflects the mean glucose concentration over the previous period of 8 to 12 weeks and is a better indicator of long term glycemic control as compared with blood glucose levels due to lesser day to day variation.
Specialty: Diabetologist, Physician
Components: *HbA1c *estimated Average Glucose (eAG)
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required