R1 and Hemolysis reagents are supplied as ready to use liquids. R2 is prepared by pouring the entire contents of the R2b vial into the R2a vial. Mix gently. R1 and R2 are stable for at least one month after opening stored at 2-8°C.
EDTA Whole Blood is the specimen of choice.
Expected Values: less than 6% for a non-diabetic, less than 7% for glycemic control of a person with diabetes.