GLYCOSYLATED HAEMOG HbA1C
Why to get tested?
To help identify those at an increased risk of developing diabetes and to help diagnose diabetes; to monitor a person's diabetes and to aid in treatment decisions
When to get tested?
As part of a health checkup or when you have risk factors for or symptoms of diabetes; after first diagnosis with diabetes, 4 times per year if glycemic goals are not met or when therapy plan has change; at least 2 times a year if meeting treatment goals and under stable glycemic control
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick
What preparation I need before test?