The hemoglobin A1c test tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. It’s also called HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin test, and glycohemoglobin.
People who have diabetes need this test regularly to see if their levels are staying within range. It can tell if you need to adjust your diabetes medicines. The A1c test is also used to diagnose diabetes.
What Is Hemoglobin?
Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells. It gives blood its red color, and its job is to carry oxygen throughout your body.
How the Test Works
The sugar in your blood is called glucose. When glucose builds up in your blood, it binds to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells. The A1c test measures how much glucose is bound.
Red blood cells live for about 3 months, so the test shows the average level of glucose in your blood for the past 3 months.
If your glucose levels have been high over recent weeks, your hemoglobin A1c test will be higher.
Hemoglobin A1C is not age dependent and not affected by exercise, diabetic medication or non fasting state before speciment collection .
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- The test shows the average level of glucose in your blood for the past 3 months
- Helps to determine the dose of medicine to be taken
- The higher the HbA1c, the greater the risk of developing complications such as problems with your eyes and kidneys.
The test for HbA1c indicates how well your diabetes has been controlled over the last few months. It can also be used to diagnose diabetes.