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Glycated Albumin

Test Code


CPT Code(s)


Preferred Specimen(s)

3 mL Plasma.

Collection Instructions:
__Spin and separate plasma immediately.

Dietary Instructions:
__Overnight fasting is required.

Minimum Volume

2 mL Plasma

Alternative Specimen(s)

3 mL Serum

Specimen Container

Plasma: EDTA (lavender-top)
__Red-top (no gel)
__SST (red-top/glass)
__SST (red-top/plastic)

Transport Temperature

Plasma and Serum: Refrigerated preferred; Room temperature
_unacceptable; Frozen acceptable

Specimen Stability

Plasma or Serum
__Room temperature: 4 Hours
__Refrigerated: 7 Days
__Frozen: 6 Months


Affinity Column Chromatography

Performing Laboratory

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

Setup Time


Setup Days

Sets up 1 day a week.

Report Available

Reports in 3 days.

Reference Range(s)

__Glycated Albumin (UOM %)

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)

The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.

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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