This complete diabetes blood panel includes 3 blood tests that help diagnose adult early-onset diabetes (or type 2 diabetes) and other health conditions related to blood glucose levels in the body. The test may be used to further identify the cause of hypoglycemia in individuals as well. Some aspects of kidney function may be evaluated through complete diabetes blood testing.
The Complete Diabetes Blood Panel includes:
• Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1c)
• Microalbumin: Creatinine Ratio
Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1c)—This blood test evaluates glucose levels in the blood over a 2-3 month period of time. This is often used as a way to diagnose diabetes or to monitor the progression of the disease in individuals previously diagnosed with the condition.
Microalbumin: Creatinine Ratio—This test is used to analyze and compare the amount of albumin (a protein created in the liver) in the blood to the level of creatinine (a waste product) produced and eventually dumped into urine. This ratio helps evaluate kidney function.
Glucose—This test measures the amount of glucose found in the blood. It is generally used as a preliminary tool to screen for diabetes and hypoglycemia.
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