Formal Name of the Test:
Other Names Used:
Glycated Hemoglobin; Hb A1c
1 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Hemoglobin A1c – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for individuals with stable glycemia and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control to help with blood glucose control. The ADA rules are used to create the interpretive ranges.
There is no need for any prior preparation.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics, Test Code 496
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