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Why Do I Need the Test?

The HbA1C test is also known as the glycohaemoglobin test.

​Your doctor may order the test for you to check if your blood glucose levels have been well controlled over time. A high HbA1C means you have a high risk of developing serious problems.

Related: Blood Glucose Monitoring

What is a Good HbA1C Reading?

HbA1C is read as a percentage and indicates your average amount of blood glucose over the past three months.

A good HbA1C reading should be 7 percent or lower. Your doctor will advise you on the HbA1C goal that is best for you.

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