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What is an HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test?
The HbA1c test is used to measure the levels of blood sugar (glucose) attached to haemoglobin over 3 months. This combination of haemoglobin and glucose is called HbA1c. Haemoglobin is a component of red blood cells (RBCs) that carries oxygen from the lungs to the whole body. It is usually done once every three months because, typically, the lifespan of a red blood cell is 3 months.
When is the HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose and monitor diabetes.
For people who have diabetes, the test is used to indicate how well diabetes has been controlled over the last few months.
People who have diabetes are advised to get tested every 3 to 6 months or more frequently if it is not under control.
What does it measure?
The HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test is used to measure:
The HbA1c test measures the percentage of glycosylated haemoglobin in the blood, which reflects the average blood glucose over the past two to three months (8–12 weeks).
Haemoglobin is the protein that is found in red blood cells and is responsible for transporting oxygen. Of the different types of haemoglobin, haemoglobin A is the most predominant.
Haemoglobin A1c is the dominant form of Glycosylated Haemoglobin. As RBCs die and are replaced, Haemoglobin A1c is cleared and slowly replaced with non-glycosylated haemoglobin.
Measurement of HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) level over some time gives an indication of the level of glucose in the blood over the specified period. This helps in the diagnosis of diabetes and is useful for monitoring the effectiveness of measures taken to reduce blood sugar levels.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test in Bangalore is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test?
You should get tested once in 3 months to check the average blood sugar level in the blood. It depends on the doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of an HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test?
Normal: HbA1c below 5.7%,
Prediabetes: HbA1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
Diabetes: HbA1c of 6.5% or higher
What is the type of sample required for HbA1c test?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test?
Fasting is not required.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemoglobin) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
How to book an HbA1c test near me in Bangalore?
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