Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Glycosylated haemoglobin Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.


glycated hemoglobin

Patient Preparation

The patient should remain seated throughout the test

Sample Type

whole blood

Sample volume


Sample collection Container

lavender top tube(EDTA)"," green top tube(lithium heparin) or grey top tube(sodium fluoride)

Sample collection instructions

the sample must be clot free"," and the entire tube sent to the laboratory.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

hemoglobin A1:4.8%-5.6%

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is essential in evaluating diabetic control.