This test evaluates the level of glycated hemoglobin HB A1c in the blood which gives an overall estimation of blood glucose level over a period of three months. If the glucose concentration in plasma is normal it will produce normal level of glycated hemoglobin. Thus, levels of glycated hemoglobin act as marker for average level of glucose in blood for the past 120 days (life span of RBC). This test is recommended to diabetic patients to get a comprehensive analysis of their disease and its severity. Diabetes have been associated with a number of other disorders, which include heart diseases, renal and neurological disease and retinopathy (acute damage to retina of the eye).
LabEspy recommends Walk-In Lab, Save On Labs, Ulta Lab Tests for this test.