HbA1c Test

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Also known as: Haemoglobin A1c; Glycated haemoglobin
Related tests: Glucose, Microalbumin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To monitor a person’s diabetes and to help treatment decisions. It can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes.

When to Get Tested?

When first diagnosed with diabetes and then at least twice a year

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?