HbA1c

The HbA1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood

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WHAT IS HBA1C?

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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?

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The HbA1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months providing information on long-term glucose control.

  • 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?

 

 

Your healthcare professional will evaluate the outcome of your test results based on your individual health.



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