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Test Code HBAG2 Hemoglobin A1c plus AEG for Hemoglobinopathy Patients

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB14180

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation:
Specimen Type:
Whole Blood EDTA
Collection Container/Tube: Lavedner top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 3.0 mL
Collection Instructions

  1. Be sure to fill tube completely.
  2. Send specimen in original tube.  Do not aliquot.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

4.6 - 5.9 %


HbA1c values above 6.5 %HbA1c (48 mmol/mol) are an indication of hyperglycemia during the preceding 2 to 3 months or longer. According to the recommendations of the ADA, HbA1c values above 6.5 %HbA1c (48 mmol/mol) are suitable for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Patients with HbA1c values in the range of 5.7 - 6.4 %HbA1c(39 - 46 mmol/mol) may be at a risk of developing diabetes.

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, hemolyzed, visually lipemic, clotted, QNS, exceeds specimen/stability requirements.

Report Available

1 day


Hemoglobin A1C - Hemoglobinopathy

Average Estimated Glucose - Hemoglobinopathy





Hemoglobin A1c

Day(s) Performed