Hemoglobin Levels (cont.)
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What is the hemoglobin A1c test?
The hemoglobin A1c test is a measure of the approximate glucose level that occurred in a person (usually a person with diabetes) over about a 3 month period by determining the person's per cent of hemoglobin A1c. Hemoglobin A1c is also known as glycated hemoglobin; it is a form of hemoglobin made upon exposure of hemoglobin in the blood stream to glucose.
Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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