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Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

Alternative Names:A1C
Glycated Haemoglobin
GHB
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:A1C
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mL
Fluoride Oxalate
EDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature
Retrospective testing within 5 days

Note: A separate EDTA tube is preferred for HbA1c testing. If requesting both FBE and HbA1c - two 4 mL EDTA tubes should be collected and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Daily