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Glycated Albumin

Test Code


CPT Code(s)


Patient Preparation

Overnight fasting is required

Preferred Specimen(s)

3 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Alternative Specimen(s)


Collection Instructions

Spin and separate plasma immediately

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months

Reject Criteria

Received room temperature


Affinity Column Chromatography

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

Setup Schedule

Set up: Wed; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range(s)

Children and Adults:  0.8-1.4 %
Due to discontinuation and unavailability of the key reagent this test will no longer be available as of August 31, 2015. A recommended alternate test is Fructosamine test code 8340.

Clinical Significance

Glycated Albumin reflects intermediate glycemic control (over 1-2 weeks). Testing is often used to complement glucose (immediate glycemic control) and hemoglobin A1c testing (long-term glycemic control).

LOINC®' Code(s)

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NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
6231Glycated Albumin13873-5Albumin.glycated/Albumin.total

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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