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Do You Have To Fast The Day Before A Hb A1c Test
No: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose (blood sugar) in red blood cells. Red blood cells live about 120 days, so the A1c gives an idea of diabetic control over 3 months. Eating on the day of the test will make no difference. Be sure, though, that no other tests, such as fasting lipid panel or fasting chemistries, have been ordered along w a1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: The aic test generally tells us what has been going on with your sugar over the past 3 months approximately. One does not really have to fast for it, but it is best done fasting in my opinion, because your doctor will probably want to see a fasting blood sugar at the same time to help manage your diabetes. Often a lipid panel is done at the same time, which requires one to be fasting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone test results around day 20. Prolactin 18.4 ng/ml, hbA1c 4.9%, Lh 4.9 u/l and FSH 14.6 U/L. I'm 33. Cycle is regular (28-32) days ?
What is the question: Are you trying to get Pregnant? Your cycles are normal. ...Read more
finished a 9 day taper of prednisone and now I get a call saying doctor wants me to come in for Hba1c blood test with no explanation why ?
HbA1c: It depends on lab normals. Mostly less than 6 percent. Now many define less than 5.7 percent as completely normal. ...Read more
Good for you: The ranges are set to include most but not all healthy folks. I would not be at all concerned -- in fact, as a lab physician / pathologist, i'd urge you simply to ignore any lab that's not clearly out of kilter unless there's a specific reason for concern. ...Read more
My lst meal was @3am& had fbs test @3pm my result is6.7. I took metmorfin. My hba1c% is 4.85& rbs 6.2nonfasting do I have diabetis. I stop taking metf?
25 years and male, After 14 hour fast my fbs =101(high) and my hba1c=5.4, why do I have high fbs but normal hba1c,am I pre-diabetic?
High FBS?: I would repeat the fasting FBS. and discuss with Drs in your area as they know the normal values for folks where you live. ...Read more
HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 ( <6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.
No, tests glucose: The hemoglobin A1c test is specifically looking for the percentage of hemoglobin with glucose attached to it. If you are smoking marijuana it will have no effect on the hga1c and only a test to specifically detect cannabis will show that chemical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does not matter: The a1c is a 2 month look-back at blood sugars. It does not matter whether or not you have eaten. ...Read more
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