by immunoassay; mean blood glucose (MBG) estimation
Pediatric EDTA whole blood tubes may be used.
Please place the entire tube in a transfer tube for shipment to the
Lavender-stopper (EDTA) tube or green-stopper
(heparin) tube or blue-stopper (sodium citrate) tube or gray-stopper
(sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) tube. Samples must be free of clots.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Causes for Rejection
Mean blood glucose (MBG) estimates outside of
the 5.0% to 15.0% Hgb A1c range are
not calculated since estimations in the nondiabetic range have not been
verified. This mean blood glucose calculation should only be used with