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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