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Is it possible get misleading A1c test results?

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People with diseases affecting hemoglobin, such as anemia, may get misleading results with this test. Other things that can affect the results of the hemoglobin A1c include supplements such as vitamins C and E and high cholesterol levels. Kidney disease and liver disease may also affect the test.

American Diabetes Association: “A1C Test,” “A1C and eAG.”  

Droumaguet, C. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Steffes, M. 2005.  Clinical Chamistry,

Selvin, E. , 2006. Diabetes Care

Mayo.org: “A1c test.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “The A1C Test and Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

American Diabetes Association: “A1C Test,” “A1C and eAG.”  

Droumaguet, C. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Steffes, M. 2005.  Clinical Chamistry,

Selvin, E. , 2006. Diabetes Care

Mayo.org: “A1c test.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “The A1C Test and Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

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