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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

HGBA1C

CPT CODE

83036

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Glycosylated Hemoglobin A1C (HGBA1C)

SYNONYMS

Glycated Hemoglobin, Glycated HGB, Glycosolated Hemoglobin, HA1C, HbA1c, Hemoglobin (Hgb) A1c, HGB A1C

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Lavender top tube (EDTA)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 4.0mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Frozen samples are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Whole Blood

PROCESSING CONTAINERS

Lavender top tube (EDTA)

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

72 hour(s)
1 week(s)
Unacceptable

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated