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HbA1c – Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test for Diabetes in Ahmedabad

What is HbA1c level test? 

Hemoglobin A1c is a type of hemoglobin in the red blood cells that is glycated/bound to the glucose. The average life span of the red blood cells is 120 days, so this Hb a1c test suggests 3 months (8-12 weeks) average glucose/sugar level in one’s body and thus can be used for diagnosis of diabetes and also for followup in case of diabetes patients  to know sugar control. Hba1c value suggests long term glucose control in comparison to sugar test which varies frequently.

HbA1c Test price in Ahmedabad – Rs 500 (home visit charges extra as per distance)

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  • Done by HPLC method which is the gold standard method for HBa1c testing.
  • No special preparation is required for HbA1c test.
  • No fasting required.
  • Test can be done any time of the day randomly.
  • It takes only 10 minutes of your time when you visit the lab for blood collection.

Now, what does the test result mean?

As per American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines,

Degree of Glucose Control Normal Range:
  • Non-diabetic: < 5.7
    Pre-diabetics: 5.7 – 6.4
    Diabetics : > or = 6.5
    ADA Target: 7.0
    Action suggested: > 8.0
Note:  Since HbA1c reflects long term fluctuations in the blood glucose concentration, a diabetic patient who is recently under good control may still have a high concentration of HbA1c. Converse is true for a diabetic previously under good control but now poorly controlled .

When and how often it should be done?

  • First time, when you or your doctor suspect that you might be having diabetes, for the diagnosis.
  • For the regular follow-up at the interval of every 3 months or more often depending on the symptoms or change in the treatment.

3 Comments :

  1. Kantaben Ramniklal Patel August 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    HbA1c test

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  2. Puran singh negi November 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    My HbA1c level is 7.5 pl suggest.

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    1. meethere November 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      According to latest ADA guidelines 2019, your hba1c test result value false in Diabetes category. So you need further workup and consultation with a physician or diabetologist and should start the treatment for diabetes as early as possible as per the doctor’s advise.
      You need to followup with diabetes sugar test fbs ppbs may be at monthly and hba1c at 3-6 monthly interval.

      Reply

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