i-Chroma HbA1c test kit

Human adult haemoglobin in the Red Blood Cells is comprised of HbA (about 97% of the whole blood), HbA2 (about 1.5-3% of the whole blood) and Haemoglobin F (HbF.Hemoglobin A (Hb A)  is further divided into HbA1a, HbA1b and HbA1c. HbA1c makes up to 80% of the total HbA. The term HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. It is formed  when glucose in the blood, joins with haemoglobin A  in a non enzymatic and irreversible reaction, to form this stable compound (HbA1c).

The amount of glucose that combines with Haemoglobin A is directly proportional to the total amount of sugar that is in  blood at that time. This means high glucose levels in the blood will lead to a high HbA1c values.

The red blood cells in the human body survive for 90-120 days before renewal. Therefore measuring glycated haemoglobin (or HbA1c) can be used as a useful indicator of the average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months, hence providing a useful longer-term gauze of blood glucose control.

Working  Range NGSP:   4~15%

IFCC:  20.2~140.4 mmol/mmol

Sample Type Whole Blood
CV <10%
Reaction Time 12 Min
Normal Range NGSP:  4.5-6.5%

IFCC:  24-48 mmol/mmol