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Test Code LAB90 Hemoglobin A1c

Performing Laboratory

Eisenhower Medical Center


Main Lab - Endopharmacology


Main Lab: Bio-Rad Variant II


Whole Blood

Specimen Containers

Lavender 4 mL

Reference Ranges

Hemoglobin A1c Suggested Interpretation

Hemoglobin A1c   Degree of Glucose Control

        > 8%               Action Suggested*

        < 7%               Goal**

        < 6%               Non-diabetic Level


*  High risk of developing long-term complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and cardiopathy.

    Action suggested depends on individual patient circumstances.


** Some danger of hypoglycemic reaction in Type 1 diabetics. Some glucose intolerant individuals and "sub-clinical"

    diabetics may demonstrate (elevated) HGB A1c in this area.


The Mean Blood Glucose Estimate is based on the past 60 days. 


Hemoglobin A1c

Estimated Mean Glucose