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HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) in Bangalore

Also known as Glycated hemoglobin test, Hemoglobin A1c, Glycosylated Hemoglobin
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Understanding HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) in Bangalore


What is HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) in Bangalore?

An HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c), also known as Hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c, is a blood test that measures the average amount of sugar in the blood over 2-3 months. It is available at an affordable price in Bangalore with Tata 1mg labs. Hemoglobin is a protein found in the red blood cells and is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. When blood glucose binds to this hemoglobin, it forms glycosylated hemoglobin. 

HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test helps monitor long-term glucose control in individuals with diabetes and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans. Regular monitoring of HbA1c levels with this test can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of current treatment methods, allowing your doctor to make necessary adjustments to medications or lifestyles.

What does HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) measure?

An HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test precisely measures the percentage of sugar-coated or glycated hemoglobin in your blood. The test results represent the proportion of hemoglobin in your blood that has been glycated. 

Hemoglobin, a vital protein found in red blood cells, is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin A is the most abundant form of hemoglobin, and when blood sugar levels increase, a higher proportion of hemoglobin A becomes glycated. As red blood cells have a lifespan of approximately 120 days, the sugar molecules remain attached to the hemoglobin for the duration of the cell's life. Consequently, the HbA1c test offers insight into your average blood sugar levels over the past 8 to 12 weeks. 

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) in Bangalore

Q. Why is an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test performed?

An HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) is performed to measure a person's average blood sugar levels over the past 8 to 12 weeks. This test is essential for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes, assessing the effectiveness of diabetes treatment plans, and helping to prevent or manage potential complications.

Q. How often should I get an HbA1c test done?

An HbA1c test can be done as part of a routine health check-up. For individuals with diabetes, it's generally recommended to get this test done every 3 to 6 months, depending on your specific treatment plan and blood sugar control. If you have been recently diagnosed or have made significant changes to your treatment, your doctor may recommend more frequent testing.

Q. What is the best time to get an HbA1c test?

An HbA1c test can be taken at any time of the day as no special preparations are required.

Q. How is an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an Hb1Ac test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting while the needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I schedule an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test online in Bangalore near me?

Yes. In Bangalore, you can schedule an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. How can I schedule an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

If you want to schedule an HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for an HbA1c test in Bangalore?

Yes, home sample collection for an HbA1c test is readily available in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. What is the price of an HbA1c test in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Bangalore. An HbA1c test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 399.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an HbA1c test in Bangalore?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the results of an HbA1c test in Bangalore.
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HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) test price for other cities


Price inNew DelhiRs. 399
Price inMumbaiRs. 399
Price inHyderabadRs. 399
Price inKolkataRs. 399
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