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What is HbA1c?

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.

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What does it measure?

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.
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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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Track your results here

Keeping track of your results can help you and your healthcare professional know if the measures that are being taken to control your diabetes are successful or need to be adjusted. The Lancet app provides an easy and convenient way to keep a record of all tests you have taken at Lancet.

For more information on diabetes and glucose control click here:

Lancet Mobile App

Medical References

  1. 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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