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HbA1c - Diabetes Test


Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are an estimated 590,000 people who have diabetes in the UK, but don’t know it. HbA1c test indicates your blood glucose levels for the previous two to three months. 

Who this test is for?
  • To monitor blood glucose control in patients already known to have diabetes,
  • HbA1c can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes in people who were not previously known to have the condition.
The common symptoms of diabetes?
  • Pee more than usual, particularly at night.
  • Feel thirsty.
  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Losing weight without trying to.
  • Genital itching or thrush.
  • Blurred vision.
What is being measured?
  •  The combination of glucose and haemoglobin (HbA1c).
Specimen requirements? 
  • Finger blood sample,  
Special instructions? 
  • No fasting or preparation required.
Turnaround Time? 
  • 2-3 working days after receipt of sample.



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Price includes

  • Cost of laboratory Analysis
  • Postage & packaging
  • Skin prick blood sample kit
  • Medical questionnaire: a medical questionnaire helps our doctors when explaining the abnormal result
  • Interpretation of results: abnormal result will be commented and relevant advice given by one of our experienced GPs or specialists
  • Laboratory result: Results are sent to the email address provided on the consent form. If you would prefer, we can post results to you.
  • Free follow-up: your personalised follow-up ID number will allow you to access free confidential medical advice if required