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June 19, 2000

A1c (Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c)

Question from Virginia, USA:

I am a 18 year old type 1 diabetic. If I donate blood, and my control is not very good, will this affect the results of my next HbA1C test?

Answer:

Donating blood does not affect your hemoglobin A1.

MSB