Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

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: Haematology

Turnaround time: 3 working days


Capillary electrophoresis