glycosylated hemoglobin A1

glycosylated hemoglobin A1

Glycated hemoglobin A1, glycohemoglobin A1, glycosylated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1 The sum of negatively charged, post-translationally glycosylated Hb A1, which includes Hb A1a, A1b, and A1c; GHA1 is a reliable marker for controlled DM; the higher the HbA1, the poorer the control, and possibly, the less compliant the Pt in taking medication; Hb A1c is the most abundant GHA1 measured clinically Ref range > 12% poor glucose control; < 8% good glucose control. See Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c.
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Quantitative determination of glycosylated hemoglobin A1 by agar gel electrophoresis.
The key finding was that glycemic control--assessed via blood levels of glycosylated hemoglobin A1, a reliable measure of average blood sugar--at the time of the baseline exam and throughout the study was strongly related to whether a patient's DR worsened or improved.
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