Hemoglobin (Hgb) A1c With MBG Estimation
      
CPT
  83036
Synonyms
  Hgb A1c, MBG; Hgb A1c With MBG Estimation
Test Includes
  Hemoglobin A1c by immunoassay; mean blood glucose (MBG) estimation
Specimen
  Whole blood
Volume
  7 mL
Minimum Volume
  Pediatric EDTA whole blood tubes may be used. Please place the entire tube in a transfer tube for shipment to the laboratory.
Container
  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.
Storage Instructions
  Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Causes for Rejection
  Clotted specimen
Limitations
  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 Hgb A1c
Methodology
  Immunoassay