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This test may be done with other blood glucose tests, such as fasting blood glucose and oral glucose tolerance tests.
Hemoglobin is a type of protein in the blood that carries oxygen. Glucose attaches to hemoglobin to form glycated hemoglobin. This test checks the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood, which is a good indicator of the average amount of glucose in your blood during the past 2–3 months.
A blood sample is required for this test. It is usually collected by inserting a needle into a blood vessel.
Talk with your health care provider about what your results mean.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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