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.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.