Hemoglobin A1C (hba1c) Test Kit
The Hemoglobin A1C (hba1c) test kit is a blood test used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes, it is used to monitor blood sugar levels.
Who should get a Hemoglobin A1C?
The A1C test measures your average blood sugar levels from the previous 3 months. It is commonly used to diagnose, screen and monitor for pre-diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome of Diabetes. Moreover, the A1C test monitors the benefit of sugar lowering medications including insulin.
Essentially, glucose is a basic sugar that is used for energy but glucose levels fluctuate rapidly. Although a fasting glucose can be useful to assess sugar metabolism, an A1C reading gives more background information over the past few months.
- 0.5 mL of Whole Blood or finger stick
- Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
- Choose the option that is right for you.
- Depending on what you choose shipments can arrive anywhere from 1-5 days
- No special preparation is needed
A1C Target Levels
Normal Results: Less than or equal to 5.6%
No need for concern. Your results fall in a normal range. However, it’s not a bad idea to check every once in awhile.
Pre-Diabetes Results: 5.7% – 6.4%
If you have pre-diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. You should also consider getting an A1C test once a year.
Diabetes Results: 6.5%+
To confirm a diabetes diagnosis, your doctor will likely look at the results of two blood tests given on different days — either two A1C tests or the A1C test plus another test, such as a fasting or random blood sugar test
The result of an initial A1C test also helps establish your baseline A1C level. The test is then repeated regularly to monitor your diabetes treatment plan.