Hemoglobin A1C with eAG
To assist with control of blood glucose levels, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for patients with stable glycemia, and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control. This test also includes measurement of estimated average glucose (eAG), which indicates a person’s average daily blood sugar level.
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is also known as glycated hemoglobin. Glycated hemoglobin is hemoglobin with glucose attached to it. Hemoglobin only becomes glycated if there is a high amount of glucose in the blood. HbA1c evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. HbA1c blood test is used for the diagnosis of diabetes type 1 and 2, as well as for the monitoring of people on treatment for diabetes.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Increased thirst and drinking fluids
• Increased urination
• Increased appetite
• Blurred vision
• Slow-healing infections
• Monitoring blood glucose for people on on medication
Also Known As: A1C
The Hemoglobin A1C test has no fasting requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Hemoglobin A1C test is typically 1 business day.