A1CNow® SELF CHECK system provides a fast and easy way of obtaining accurate HbA1c results in the home. Commonly referred to as A1c, an HbA1c measures the last 2 to 3 month average of your blood glucose. The A1CNow SELF CHECK products comes in a convenient 2-test pack with all the items you need to complete both tests (monitor, test cartridge, fingerstick lancet and blood collector.)
From the National Institutes of Health: The A1C test is based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the body, red blood cells are constantly forming and dying, but typically they live for about 3 months. Thus, the A1C test reflects the average of a person’s blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The A1C test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher a person’s blood glucose levels have been. A normal A1C level is below 5.7 percent.