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Book your hba1c test at Vijaya diagnostic centre today and learn about your average blood glucose over the past several months and that too at the most competitive rate.
Glycated hemoglobin is a hemoglobin variant that has a chemical link to a sugar molecule. Monosaccharides like galactose, glucose and fructose bond with hemoglobin on their own when the former are present in the bloodstream of a person.
An HbA1C test is a diagnostic test variant that is prescribed by doctors when they want to learn about the average blood glucose level of a patient.
The test expedites the diagnosis and treatment of ailments like Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (a medical state of a person where the blood glucose levels of the same are higher than normal at all times).
It is best to get an A1C test in a bid to set the benchmark for one’s blood glucose level as soon as one becomes 45 years old. An a1c test is also periodically prescribed by a doctor to overweight patients as well as those individuals who are type 2 diabetic or are in their prediabetic stage. For the best results, doctors recommend their patients take this test at least once every three years.
When you choose Vijaya diagnostic centre for your glycated hemoglobin a1c test, you would first let us take a 2 mL blood sample from you at our diagnostic centre or your home. The next step of the process is to subject the blood sample we took from you to HPLC diagnostic method. HPLC or high-performance liquid chromatography is the best diagnostic method to monitor the progress of your prediabetic or type-2 diabetes treatment. At the same time, the HPLC method also helps to ascertain whether you are in your prediabetic stage or you are on your way to being a patient of type 2 diabetes.
A hemoglobin A1C test is primarily used to learn about the past two to three month’s average blood sugar levels of a patient.
When you come to us for your glycated hemoglobin a1c test in you can rest assured that you and your doctor will be able to learn about your past two to three month’s average blood glucose levels. You will also be able to learn the type of sugar that is present predominantly in your blood. By learning the type of sugar you have predominantly in your blood, your doctor will be able to learn about your diet and advise whether you need to rethink what you eat.
Preparing for this test is simple. The test sample will be collected at any of our diagnostic centres in . You can also choose our home sample collection facility at no extra cost. You would not need to take any special preparations for this test. However, if you are taking any medication for other underlying medical conditions, be sure to let our lab technicians know so that the sample we would collect from you is prepared accordingly before it can be tested.
Unlike fasting blood sugar tests and post-meal blood sugar tests, a glycated hemoglobin a1c test demands no precautions from the patient.
What does the HbA1c test measure?
An hba1c test in is a variant of diagnostic test that is prescribed by doctors when medical professionals want to learn about the blood sugar level of a patient.
Does HbA1c confirm diabetes?
The hbA1c test can portray the average blood sugar levels of a patient but the test results should not be considered as a confirmation of a patient being diabetic or not.
What happens when HbA1c is high?
If the results of a glycated hemoglobin a1c test show that a patient has too much sugar in their blood then the patient should seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The reason is simple. Excess sugar levels in one's blood for a prolonged period can lead a person to develop diabetes or sustain damage to their kidneys and eyes.