What is a Hemoglobin A1c Test?
The Hemoglobin A1c Test measures the Hemoglobin A1c level in the blood.
Why is a Hemoglobin A1c Test important?
The Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a good screening test for diabetes. It measures the average blood glucose over the past 120 days so that you can see how well your blood sugar has been controlled over the past few months.
What does an abnormal Hemoglobin A1c Test mean?
Elevated Hemoglobin A1c levels suggest an increased risk or the presence of diabetes (depending on the level).
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Hemoglobin A1c Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.