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HbA1c Test (Glycosylated Hemoglobin)

  • Sample Type : Blood
  • Parameters : 1
  • Report Time : 24/48 Hrs
  • Home Collection: Yes
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HbA1c testing, or glycosylated hemoglobin test, is used to assess an individual's blood glucose control over a few months. The test measures the amount of glycosylated hemoglobin, which forms when glucose attaches to hemoglobin in red blood cells.

HbA1c testing is an integral part of diabetes management, providing a valuable snapshot of blood sugar control over an extended period. Regular monitoring and interpretation of HbA1c levels enable healthcare professionals to assess treatment efficacy, adjust therapies, and support individuals in achieving and maintaining optimal glycemic control.

Learn everything about HBA1C testing before you book your test online. Understand the why, how and what of this test. 

Why Do I Need HBA1C Test?

The various symptoms or indicators suggest you need an HbA1c test:

  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Urinating (peeing) a lot
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Feeling very hungry
  • Blurred vision
  • Numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Sores that heal slowly
  • Have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes.
  • Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
  • Have heart disease or have had a stroke.

How To Prepare For HBA1C Test?

There are no special preparations needed when getting an HBA1C blood test. In certain cases, the healthcare provider might want you to fast (not consume any food for a few hours) before the test.

What Happens During HBA1C Testing?

An HBA1C Blood test only takes a few minutes. 

  • As per the scheduled time of the blood test, a lab technician who usually takes blood samples will arrive.
  • A thin needle will be used to draw blood from your arm’s vein.
  • The needle might cause a mild pinch and some discomfort.
  • The lab technician then fills a collection tube with blood and then removes the needle from the skin.
  • They place a small bandage on the arm.

Should you call for the blood test at home to check your HBA1C levels or get it done at your nearest clinic? 

Can I Take HBA1C Test At Home?

Yes, the HbA1C blood test can be taken at home. HealthcareOnTime’s at-home lab testing service in association with Thyrocare, provides a convenient and efficient way to get important medical tests done from the comfort of your place, without the need for a doctor's visit or a trip to a lab. It is always preferable to consult with a healthcare provider about any concerns regarding your test results.

How Much Does HBA1C Test Cost?

The HBA1C test cost varies depending on various factors, such as where you live, the healthcare provider or a laboratory that performs the test, and whether or not you have health insurance coverage. You can check the HBA1C test price on our website. We offer this test at INR 300. Our prices are lower than the average test prices without compromising on quality. 

You received your HBA1C blood test results but still need help determining if they fall under the normal range. Read this section to know if your results range between the HBA1C normal range.

What Do HBA1C Test Results Mean?

The A1C test results are reported by healthcare professionals as a percentage. A higher A1C percentage corresponds to a higher average blood sugar level. The results of the diagnosis are normally interpreted as follows:

  • Below 5.7% is normal.
  • 5.7% to 6.4% are diagnosed with prediabetes.
  • 6.5% or higher than that on two separate tests indicates diabetes.

If your A1C level is above the mentioned target, your doctor may recommend you adjust your diabetes treatment plan.

What Is HBA1C Test Normal Range?

The normal HbA1c level varies slightly among different sources but generally falls between 4% and 5.6%.

HbA1c Normal range 

4% - 5.6%

What Medical Conditions Can Cause High HBA1C Levels?

Elevated HbA1c levels, indicating poor blood sugar control, can be caused by various medical conditions, including:

What Medical Conditions Can Cause Low HBA1C Levels?

Low levels of HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) typically indicate good blood sugar control and are commonly associated with well-managed diabetes. However, there are a few medical conditions and situations that can cause lower-than-normal HbA1c levels:

  • Anemia (iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia)
  • Blood transfusion
  • Hemoglobinopathies (thalassemia, sickle cell disease)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic liver disease (cirrhosis)

If you find it difficult to schedule medical appointments and tests, HealthcareOnTime- Best diagnostic center in India is here to help. You can conveniently and affordably avail of our home testing facilities, and our experts will conduct the HBA1C Test at a time and date that works best for you. 

One of the main benefits of using HealthcareOnTime at-home lab testing is its convenience. Order medical tests online and have them performed at home instead of scheduling a visit to a medical facility or clinic. This is especially helpful for people with hectic schedules, limited mobility, or transportation issues. HealthcareOnTime’s at-home lab testing offers competitive pricing, making them an affordable option for those needing medical testing services.

Exclusive Service and Reporting managed by our Partner Diagnostic Centre:

Thyrocare Technologies Limited - India's first and most advanced Totally Automated NABL/ICMR/CAP/ISO certified Laboratory providing accurate reports with top-rated quality service since 1995. Book your test immediately as we have kept the HBA1C Test price very reasonable for all our clients.

Disclaimer: Although we have endeavored to provide accurate information on this page, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from your doctor before relying on any of the test ranges or lab-test recommendations mentioned herein.


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FAQs Around Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test

It is advisable to schedule an HbA1c test during a period of stable blood glucose levels to obtain accurate results. The best time for the blood sample to be taken is early morning.

It is advised by healthcare professionals to get an HbA1c Test done every 6 months.

While significant changes may not be achievable within a week, certain strategies can help kick-start the process toward achieving a normal HbA1c level.

  1. Monitor and Measure
  2. Dietary Modifications
  3. Physical Activity
  4. Medication Management
  5. Stress Management
  6. Regular Monitoring

No, eating before the A1C test does not affect the HbA1c Test Results.

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