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Mercy Heart & Vascular Center at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
2400 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
(419) 251-3232

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Hemoglobin A1c

What is the doctor looking for?

Hemoglobin A1c is the preferred test to assess glycemic control. It provides an index of average blood glucose concentrtin over the prior 2-3 months.

What is the test?

A simple blood draw. A nurse or other clinician inserts a needle into your arm and withdraws a sample of blood to be analyzed in the lab.

Where is the test done?

The blood draw is done in either a hospital, outpatient lab, or your physician's office.

When will the results be ready?

Results are available within 24 hours of the blood collection.

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