haemoglobin A1Cmedical dictionary

<haematology> The substance of red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells and sometimes joins with glucose.

Because the glucose stays attached for the life of the cell (about 4 months), a test to measure haemoglobin A1C shows what the person's average blood glucose level was for that period of time.

American spelling: hemoglobin A1C

(09 Oct 1997)

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