glycosylated haemoglobinmedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A test which measures the amount of glucose-bound haemoglobin. As the blood glucose level increases the proportion of haemoglobin molecules which bind glucose increases with time.

The measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin yields important information regarding how well a patients diabetes is being controlled.

American spelling: glycosylated hemoglobin

(27 Sep 1997)