Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1C) + Glucose Test in Ashland, Kentucky

The Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1C) + Glucose panel contains 2 tests with 2 biomarkers.

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The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Glucose

A blood glucose test measures the amount of a sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells of the body, including those in the brain. The hormones insulin and glucagon help control blood glucose levels.

Also known as: A1c, Glycated Hemoglobin, Glycohemoglobin, Glycosylated Hemoglobin, HA1c, HbA1c, Hemoglobin A1c, Hemoglobin A1c HgbA1C, Hgb A1c

Hemoglobin A1c

The A1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. It does this by measuring the concentration of glycated (also often called glycosylated) hemoglobin A1c. Hemoglobin is an oxygen-transporting protein found inside red blood cells (RBCs). There are several types of normal hemoglobin, but the predominant form – about 95-98% – is hemoglobin A. As glucose circulates in the blood, some of it spontaneously binds to hemoglobin A. The hemoglobin molecules with attached glucose are called glycated hemoglobin. The higher the concentration of glucose in the blood, the more glycated hemoglobin is formed. Once the glucose binds to the hemoglobin, it remains there for the life of the red blood cell – normally about 120 days. The predominant form of glycated hemoglobin is referred to as HbA1c or A1c. A1c is produced on a daily basis and slowly cleared from the blood as older RBCs die and younger RBCs (with non-glycated hemoglobin) take their place. This test is used to monitor treatment in someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes. It helps to evaluate how well their glucose levels have been controlled by treatment over time. This test may be used to screen for and diagnose diabetes or risk of developing diabetes. In 2010, clinical practice guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) stated that A1c may be added to fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) as an option for diabetes screening and diagnosis. For monitoring purposes, an A1c of less than 7% indicates good glucose control and a lower risk of diabetic complications for the majority of diabetics. However, in 2012, the ADA and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) issued a position statement recommending that the management of glucose control in type 2 diabetes be more "patient-centered." Data from recent studies have shown that low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause complications and that people with risk of severe hypoglycemia, underlying health conditions, complications, and a limited life expectancy do not necessarily benefit from having a stringent goal of less than 7% for their A1c. The statement recommends that people work closely with their doctor to select a goal that reflects each person's individual health status and that balances risks and benefits.

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1701 Central Avenue #213
Ashland, Kentucky 41101 Map Map
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Phone 606-324-0404
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  • M-Th 8:30 am-4:30 pm | F 8:30 am-3:00 pm

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101 Chad St 3Rd Party Collection
Evarts, Kentucky 40828 Map Map
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Phone 606-837-2108
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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295 Main St
Calhoun, Kentucky 42327 Map Map
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Phone 270-273-9310
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Henderson, Kentucky 42420 Map Map
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Phone 270-826-4800
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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2816 Veach Road Suite B
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 Map Map
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Phone 270-926-9821
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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1100 S Jefferson St First Floor
Princeton, Kentucky 42445 Map Map
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Phone 270-365-9455
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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220 N Morgan St
Morganfield, Kentucky 42437 Map Map
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Phone 270-285-1318
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  • M-Th 8:00 am-4:30 pm | F 8:00 am-2:30 pm

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9086 State Route 132 W
Clay, Kentucky 42404 Map Map
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Phone 270-664-2442
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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215 E Main St
Providence, Kentucky 42450 Map Map
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Phone 270-667-7017
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  • M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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291 New Towne Rd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103 Map Map
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Phone 270-796-3500
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  • M-Su 8:00 am-8:00 pm

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1321 Cumberland Falls Hwy
Corbin, Kentucky 40701 Map Map
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Phone 606-260-3660
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  • M,T,Th,F 7:00 am-3:00 pm | W 7:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Drug Screen
  • M,T,Th,F 10:00 am-3:00 pm | W 10:00 am-12:00 pm TSPOT: M-F 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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141 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 203
Lexington, Kentucky 40509 Map Map
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Phone 859-293-7413
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  • M-F 7:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Drug Screen
  • M-F 8:30 am-3:30 pm TSPOT: M-F 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 2343
Louisville, Kentucky 40217 Map Map
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Phone 502-263-3068
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  • M-F 7:30 am-4:30 pm | Sa 8:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Drug Screen
  • M-F 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Sa 8:30 am-11:00 am TSPOT: M-F 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 155
Louisville, Kentucky 40205 Map Map
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Phone 502-216-5741
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  • M-F 7:00 am-4:00 pm TSPOT: M-F 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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Mobile Phlebotomy Services
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701 Map Map
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Phone 270-300-1709
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Mon – Thu: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Appointments are required. Please call 270-300-1709 or use this LINK to schedule an appointment. 

Service area: 40-mile radius from zip code 42701