HBA1C Test (Glycosylated Hemoglobin)

The Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) test is a common blood test used to estimate blood sugar levels (glucose). It measures the amount of blood sugar attached to the haemoglobin. This test is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes in adults or to estimate how well you have been managing your blood sugar levels.
The HbA1c test is also called as glycated hemoglobin, glycosylated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1C test, or A1c.

HBA1C Test (Glycosylated Hemoglobin)

HBA1C Test Cost in India


Test Type Blood Test
Preparation No special preparation required
Report Same day or the next day
HbA1c test costs in Hyderabad Rs. 400 to Rs. 800 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Vizag Rs. 900 to Rs. 1100 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Nasik Rs. 400 to Rs. 750 approximately
HbA1c test cost in Aurangabad Rs. 500 to Rs. 700 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Nellore Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Chandanagar Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Srikakulam Rs. 300 to Rs. 600 approximately.
HbA1c test costs in Sangamner Rs. 300 to Rs. 600 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Kurnool Rs. 300 to Rs. 600 approximately
HbA1c test costs in Kakinada Rs. 300 to Rs. 600 approximately

glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)

A glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test costs in India at different locations may vary.


Book a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test at Medicover Hospitals. Call us at   040-68334455


Normal glycosylated hemoglobin levels


Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) Result
Less than 5.7% Normal
5.7% to 6.4% Prediabetes
6.5% or higher Diabetes

For any abnormal value, you must consult a doctor.


For any abnormal value, you must visit a doctor.

Book an appointment with our Diabetologists at Medicover hospitals.


Frequently Asked Questions


This test is done for the following reasons -

  • To diagnose prediabetes in adults
  • To diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • To monitor diabetes management and treatment plan

Let your doctor know about the medicines you may be taking. No special preparation is required.

A lab professional will take a blood sample from a vein (venipuncture) with a small needle. In a test tube or vial, a small amount of blood sample will be collected. This blood collection process usually takes less than five minutes.

The cost of an HbA1c test in Hyderabad is Rs.400 to Rs 800 approximately.

Having an HbA1c blood test carries very little risk. Rarely, there may be slight pain or bruising at the venipuncture point, but most symptoms subside on their own.

Hyperglycemia, or high blood glucose, is a health condition where the blood glucose level is higher than the normal range.

Hyperglycemia indicates prediabetes or diabetes.

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a health condition where the blood sugar level is less than the normal level.

Hyperglycemia symptoms are -

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased thirst
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision

Hypoglycemia symptoms are -

  • Confusion
  • Pale appearance
  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

No, blood can be drawn any time of the day for HbA1C test and fasting is not required. However, you must discuss any special circumstances or medicine you are taking with your doctor to learn about any special instructions for you before getting the test done.


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