Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) with eAG + CRP,hs + Homocysteine
Fasting Required: No
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation or repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
HgbA1C: This non-fasting test indicates how well you have controlled your diabetes over the last few months. Even though you may have some very high or very low blood glucose values, Hemoglobin A1C will give you a picture of the average amount of glucose in your blood over that time period. The result can help you and your doctor know if the measures you are taking to control your diabetes are successful. Hemoglobin A1C is not a substitute for daily, routine blood glucose diabetes testing.
CRP, hs: Usually ordered as one of several tests in a cardiovascular risk profile. This test can help determine the
potential risk level for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is that hs-CRP can play a role in the evaluation process before one encounters one of these health problems.
Homocysteine: The amino acid, Homocysteine, plays a role in destroying the lining of your artery walls, promoting
the formation of blood clots, and also accelerates the buildup of scar tissue. High levels may increase the chance of heart disease and stroke, especially if you have other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or family history.