What is HbA1c? - London Health Company

What is HbA1c and What Does an HbA1c Result Mean?

HbA1c stands for Haemoglobin A1c, which is a blood test that measures the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the past 2-3 months. Haemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body, and glucose can attach to hemoglobin molecules. The HbA1c test measures the percentage of hemoglobin that has glucose attached to it.

The HbA1c test is commonly used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. The test can provide information about how well a person's blood sugar has been controlled over time and can help identify high blood sugar levels that may lead to complications.

Treatment for diabetes may involve lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, medications, or insulin therapy. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels and HbA1c levels is an important part of managing diabetes and preventing complications.

Our HbA1c tests provide you with a result within 24-48 hours of samples arriving in our laboratory. 

Meaning of am HbA1c result

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