Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C), Whole Blood


HbA1C measurement is recommended for patients with diabetes to document the degree of glycaemia control at initial assessment, then as part of continuing care. The test is used both as an index of mean glycaemia and as a measure of risk for the development of diabetes complications.


Glycosylated Hemoglobin, HbA1c, is a term used to describe a series of stable minor Hemoglobin components formed slowly and nonenzymatically from Hemoglobin and glucose. The rate of formation of HbA1C is directly proportional to the ambient glucose concentration. Because erythrocytes are freely permeable to glucose, the level of HbA1c in a blood sample provides a glycaemia history of the previous 120 days, the average erythrocyte lifespan.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

1 ml Li, Na-Heparin, K2, K3, Fluoride/Na2-EDTA, or Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate Whole Blood Stability: 3 Days at 15-25 °C 7 Days at 2-8 °C 6 Months at (-15)-(-25) °C

Special Precautions

Freeze only once.

Normal Range

Normal: 4.8-5.8 % Pre-Diabetic: 5.9-6.4 % Diabetic: ≥ 6.5 % Diabetic Poor Control: > 7.0 %

Open chat
Scan the code
Hello 👋
Can we help you?