HbA1c is a blood test that is used to help diagnose and monitor people with diabetes. It is also sometimes called glycated hemoglobin and measures the average blood sugar level attached to the hemoglobin over the past 2 to 3 months. Everybody has some sugar attached to their hemoglobin, but people with higher blood sugar levels have more. The HbA1c test measures the percentage of your red blood cells that have sugar-coated hemoglobin.

Pre – Requisites No special requirement
Sample Type Peripheral Blood
Report Delivery (TAT) 24 hrs
Method High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone whose age is above 45 years or is overweight or has one or more risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes should go for HbA1C test.

People with diabetes and pre-diabetes should go for an HbA1c test every 3 months. A healthy person or a person with a family history of diabetes should go for this test every 6 months.

Below are some of the factors that can affect the HbA1c results:

  • Kidney failure, liver disease, or severe anemia.
  • Certain medicines, including opioids and some HIV medications.
  • Blood loss or blood transfusions.
  • Early or late pregnancy.

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