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WHAT IS HBA1C?Back to top
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a red blood cell with glucose attached to it. As glucose circulates in the blood, some of it spontaneously binds to Haemoglobin A forming Haemoglobin A1c. The higher the level of glucose in the blood, the more Haemoglobin A1c is formed.
WHAT DOES IT MEASURE?Back to top
- May be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes or evaluate risk of developing diabetes.
- Used to monitor treatment for individuals diagnosed with diabetes.
What do the results mean?
- Lancet Laboratories. HbA1c Measurement and Assay interferences. 2018; N00124. 2. AACC. Hemoglobin A1c [Online, last modified August 12, 2020] Available at: https://labtestsonline.org/tests/hemoglobin-a1c Last accessed November 2020.
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