Hemoglobin A1C Blood Test: Description & Optimal Ranges


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A Hemoglobin A1C Blood Test shows the average blood sugar level over this time period.

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1. This term is used to describe the bonding of a protein and sugar molecule.

2. Hemoglobin A1C can be thought of as this.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The hemoglobin A1C test plays an important role in healthcare of patients with diabetes mellitus. Our quiz/worksheet set will help you determine how well you understand what this blood test is and how it is used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition and purpose of the A1C blood test
  • The molecular structure of hemoglobin A1C
  • Levels of A1C indicative of prediabetes and diabetes
  • The normal value of hemoglobin A1C

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Hemoglobin A1C Blood Test lesson
  • Information recall¬¬ - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hemoglobin A1C testing
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between A1C levels that are normal, prediabetic and diabetic
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about the structure of hemoglobin A1C to understand the use and frequency of hemoglobin A1C testing

Additional Learning

To learn more about hemoglobin A1C, review the accompanying lesson on Hemoglobin A1C Blood Test: Description & Optimal Ranges. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of the hemoglobin A1C blood test
  • Describe the molecular structure of hemoglobin A1C
  • Explain how hemoglobin A1C levels are used in medical care of diabetic patients
  • Describe how hemoglobin A1C testing is obtained and accomplished
  • Differentiate between normal, prediabetic and diabetic A1C levels