About this test
About this test
Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes may include:
Urinating more than ten times a day
Feeling hungry even though you are eating a recommended calorie intake each day
Dry eyes or blurred vision
Dry mouth or tongue
Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
Pain or numbness in the hands (type 2 Diabetes)
When to test
You should take this test if:
You have diabetes type 1 or type 2
You have a family history of diabetes
You are presenting with symptoms of diabetes
The test is used to determine your risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well your diabetes is being managed.
The sample must be collected in the morning, preferably before 10 am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
% of Hemoglobin A1c
The % of Hemoglobin A1c refers to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review accurate results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get medical support
Our dedicated clinical team are available 24/7 and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us ›
This test is for anyone seeking to determine their risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well their diabetes is being managed, if previously diagnosed.
For this test, a capillary (finger prick) blood sample is required.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of board-certified physicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am in a fasted state and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don’t accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.
We accept many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards. They can be used in the same way that a debit or credit card would be used at checkout.