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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Lavender / EDTA
Volume required
4ml
Reference Ranges
4 to 5.9 %
Discipline
Haematology
Clinical notes
Glucose in plasma combines with haemoglobin A to form glycosylated (glycated) fractions A1a, A1b and A1c. Of these, A1c is the major fraction, accounting for about 4% of total haemoglobin in normal subjects.  In diabetics, haemoglobin A1c is more consiste
Turn around time
2 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017