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How long does it take to get a1c blood test results for diabetes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc.

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Last updated Oct 2, 2020

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