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From Cambridge, England:

Could an HbA1c test, which I understand checks the hemoglobin content in the blood, simultaneously have been able to detect anemia which I believe is similarly concerned with hemoglobin count? Or, will I need to have a separate blood test specifically for anemia?


The hemoglobin level, which measures the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, is different from the hemoglobin A1c, which is a measure of the fraction of hemoglobin that has glucose attached to it. They are separate tests.


Original posting 14 Feb 2006
Posted to A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c and Other


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