Sample type: Whole Blood
Test name: HbA1c a.k.a. Glycated Haemoglobin
Condition / Indication: Diabetes Mellitus
Special precautions & notes: None.
Reference range: See www.avondiabetes.nhs.uk/professional/pathway for information about diagnosis and treatment targets.
HbA1c diagnostic thresholds: >/= 48 mmol/mol probable diabetes, 42 – 48 mmol/mol indicates increased diabetes risk. HbA1c may give false indication of glycaemia if rapidly changing or if abnormal red cell turnover rate.
Container: EDTA (Lavender top)
Ideal volume (mL): 4 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 2 days
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Borate affinity HPLC