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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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