This home test checks your levels of Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). This biomarker is used to confi rm whether you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. It is a potentially life-saving test and it is quite common for people to have diabetes and not know about it. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. For anyone who already knows they have diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are essential to monitor progress.
A high Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is used by doctors to diagnose diabetes. It is particularly useful because it gives an indication of how often you have had abnormally high blood glucose levels over the previous 3 months – rather than a glucose test which only shows your level at a single point in time.
How does it work?
Test kit is posted to you
Your sample collection kit is posted to you via Royal Mail First Class
Take your test
Take your test using our simple instructions or ask a member of our team complete the test for you!
Return your sample
Return your sample to our state-of-the-art London laboratory using the enclosed return envelope!
Recieve your results
Once our laboratory receives your sample, it will undergo testing. Once tested, one of our doctors reviews your results and sends them by email!
Checking your levels of HbA1c is how to confirm if you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. For anyone who already knows they have diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are essential to monitor progress.
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is used to measure the average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months and is commonly used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. The sugar is called glucose which builds up in the blood and binds to the haemoglobins in the red blood cells. HbA1c test will then measure how much glucose is bound and is used during the diagnoses of diabetes.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you order your test before 12pm (UK time), your test kit will be dispatched same day. This test will be dispatched with our couriers on a 48 hour tracked delivery service.
Although we try to ensure tests are delivered to the timescales above, we are at the mercy of the courier, and should there be a delay with their deliveries this will affect your delivery date so please leave plenty of time for your tests to arrive. Especially around Christmas and Bank Holidays.
*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeking medical attention, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.