Glycohemoglobin (GHb), Total
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 business days

Description:
A useful test to reassure the patient who is well controlled, and to assess the status of insufficiently controlled patients. Measurement of glycated hemoglobin by affinity chromatography permits better differentiation of the degree of blood glucose control among diabetics than does hemoglobin A1c or hemoglobin A1 measurements.

Methodology
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Reference Range(s)
5.4-7.4%

Clinical Significance
Glycated hemoglobin (total glycohemoglobin) is a clinically useful tool in assessing glycemic control in diabetes mellitus as it reflects blood glucose levels over the circulatory half-life of the red blood cell (about 60 days).

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.