Just added -- This test is used to monitor your blood sugar ( glucose ) levels; to evaluate changes and trends in your glucose levels over time. Read more .
New study suggests type 2 diabetics who are not treated with insulin should not routinely monitor their glucose levels.
Hemoglobin A1c, also called A1c or glycated hemoglobin, is hemoglobin with glucose attached. The A1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months by measuring the percentage of glycated (glycosylated) hemoglobin.
Higher than normal glucose levels in the blood
Lower than normal glucose levels in the blood
The principal storage form of glucose found primarily in the liver and the muscles.
A tumor of the insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas, causing low blood glucose levels
Today's technologies allow testing on an impressively wide variety of samples collected from the human body. Learn about these samples and how they are collected to ensure accurate and reliable testing.