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A 31-year-old male asked:

In january 2020 (from a lab) my hba1c was 5.5%, fasting 82mg/dl, 2 hour after breakfast=78.(i am non diabetic) in june 2020 (different lab) hba1c was 5.0%and blood sugar 2-3 hours of eating rice was 78. is hba1c vary in normal range? please educate?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Different labs, (trivially) different readings. All normal.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
HBA1c is an intergral of your hourly blood sugar over 3 months. Keep up the good work.
Apr 28, 2021
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, all of your results are normal and the minor variations in values are not a cause for concern. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Apr 28, 2021


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