Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or Glyco Hgb)
The HbA1c Advanced assay utilizes a series of reagents to measure hemoglobin A1c (A1c) concentration by a turbidimetric immuno-inhibition method.
This test is used to measure glucose control in patients with or suspected of having diabetes mellitus. It measures the mean daily glucose concentration of 2-3 months and is a better indicator of dietary and medicinal control than a single glucose reading.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Whole blood sample in the following tubes:
Lithium Heparin (green top)
Sodium Heparin (green top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store whole blood samples at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 20°C to 25°C for no longer than 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 7 days
Frozen: -20°C or lower for up to 1 month. Frozen samples should be thawed only once.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083