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Haemoglobin A1C

Alias: HbA1c, A1c, or glycated haemoglobin A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Haemoglobin A1C is the measurement of the amount of glycated Haemoglobin A, which can be used in the diagnosis and management of Diabetes mellitus.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
<48 hours
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
≤ 41 mmol/mol Diabetes unlikely 41- 47mmol/mol High Risk of Diabetes ≥ 48mmol/mol Consistent with diabetes
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 10-05-2024