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Hemoglobin A1c, A1c.

Common Use:
To monitor treatment in individuals with diabetes by evaluating their long-term glycemic control.

Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Chromatography)

Diabetes6.5% or less
Values vary widely by method. The treatment goal assumes the use of a standardized test as referenced to the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program—Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the absence of clinical conditions such as hemoglobinopathies, anemias, and kidney and liver diseases known to affect the accuracy of the test results.American Diabetes Association.

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