Diabetes HbA1c Blood Test

Quickly and easily check your HbA1c levels from the comfort of your own home with our HbA1c blood test. Measuring your blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months can help to show if you have elevated levels which increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Many of our customers with type 2 diabetes use this test to monitor their blood glucose control periodically throughout the year.

  • Free shipping
  • A doctor validated report
  • Fast results from sample receipt at lab
  • 7-days per week customer care

Collection method:

Finger-prick sample

Number of biomarkers tested: 1

£39.99

More about this test

HbA1c, also known as glycated haemoglobin or haemoglobin A1c, is a measurement of your blood glucose level. HbA1c is formed by some of the glucose circulating in the blood sticking to the haemoglobin in red blood cells. The more glucose in the blood, the higher the HbA1c level will be. Blood glucose does fluctuate throughout the day and can vary from day-to-day, but the HbA1c test result gives average levels over the previous 2-3 months, allowing for an accurate picture blood glucose.

 

Type 2 diabetes doesn’t just happen overnight, blood glucose levels rise and increase steadily over a long period of time as a result of insulin resistance. During this time an individual may or may not exhibit symptoms, however what is certain is that blood glucose levels will be elevated above the normal level, which can be identified through an HbA1c test. Possible symptoms of diabetes include tiredness, lethargy, blurred vision, wounds, cuts or sores, which take a long time to heal, itching skin or yeast infections, excessive thirst, dry mouth, frequent urination and leg pain.

 

Being diagnosed pre-Diabetes is a critical point in the development of diabetes.

Taking positive active steps at this point in your lifestyle choices can turn your whole future health around, as early action can stop, or slow down the chance of ever developing type 2 diabetes.

• Blood collection device using finger-prick method
• Tracked 24 return mailing bag
• A doctor validated report
• 2 working days turnaround from sample receipt at lab

Order by 3pm weekdays and your test will be the dispatched the same day (excluding bank holidays). Royal Mail tracked 24 shipping is provided free of charge. You will be emailed your tracking number.

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease which is becoming increasingly common across all ages. Up to one third of adults in the UK have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes.

HbA1C testing is not suitable for everyone.

We do not recommend HbA1c testing if any of the following apply to you:
• You have anaemia
• You have had your spleen removed
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding
• You have a blood borne disorder

Your results will show your HbA1c level and whether you at low, moderate or high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The result will also show whether your level is at a possible diabetic level.


HbA1c

What is the normal HbA1c level?

The American Diabetes Association categorises HbA1c levels as: Normal: <42 mmol/mol, or below 6%, Prediabetes: 42-47 mmol/mol, or 6-6.4%, Diabetes: 48 mmol/mol, or 6.5%

What is a HbA1c blood test?

HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) is a measurement that clinicians use to get an overall picture of what average blood glucose (sugar) levels have been over a period of 2-3 months. This is useful as an early indicator of someone who may be likely to develop pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Is HbA1c testing suitable for everyone?

HbA1C testing is not suitable for everyone. We do not recommend HbA1c testing if any of the following apply to you: You have anaemia, you have had your spleen removed, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have a blood borne disorder