HbA1c

Alternative Names

Glycated hemoglobin; Glycosylated hemoglobin; Hemoglobin – glycosylated; A1C; GHb; Glycohemoglobin; Diabetic control index

Definition of HbA1c

HbA1c is a test that measures the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood. Your doctor may order this test if you have diabetes.

Review

A.D.A.M. Editorial: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (4/19/2010). – 10/6/2010

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