Test Description: The anticoagulated whole blood
specimen is either manually (Hgb%) or automatically
(A1c%) hemolyzed. The released hemoglobin is determined
on the Cobas Integra 400 in the hemolysate. HgbA1c is
then measured using monoclonal antibodies attached to
latex particles. The final result is expressed as either percent HgbA1c
(automatic hemolysis) or percent Hgb (manual hemolysis) and is a calculated value.