HbA1c Testing Devices Market-Global Industry Insights,Trends,Outlook,and Opportunity Analysis,2017–2
Hemoglobin A1c test is a common blood test performed for diagnosis and monitoring of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A1c test results reflect the average blood sugar levels of an individual for the past two to three months. Hemoglobin (Hb) is a protein that links with sugars such as glucose found inside red blood cells. High amount of glucose linked (glycated) with hemoglobin molecules increases the risk of diabetes. HbA1c test reports the amount of HbA1c as a proportion of total hemoglobin in the blood stream.