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QOD-25 Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetes (Labs/Health Promotion and Maintenance)


C.  “This test checks how much sugar is coating the hemoglobin in your red blood cells; it can tell us your blood sugar levels for the past two months.”


The hemoglobin A1C test, also called the glycosylated hemoglobin test, is part of diagnostic testing for diabetes. The test looks at the amount of glucose that is saturating the hemoglobin molecules within the red blood cells. The test can tell the provider about the patients blood glucose levels for the past 2 to 3 months: approximately the lifespan of the red blood cell.

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