Description: Measures levels of hemoglobin, a protein on red blood cells, that have become glycated. Generally considered to give a 3-month average of glucose (blood sugar) levels in the body, although this may be influenced by factors such as red blood cell lifespan.
Turnaround time: Expected turnaround is within one day, although this may vary depending on other tests ordered for the same blood draw, and expected variation with testing times.
Also known as:
- Glycated Hemoglobin