Our home diabetes test for HbA1c can help identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis. A high HbA1c result means that you have too much sugar in your blood. HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin is made when glucose (sugar) in your body sticks to your red blood cells. If your body cant use sugar properly, more of it sticks to your blood cells and builds up in your blood.
Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes may include:
- Urinating more than ten times a day
- Persistent thirst
- Feeling hungry even though you are eating a recommended calorie intake each day
- Chronic fatigue
- Dry eyes or blurred vision
- Dry mouth or tongue
- Itchy skin
- Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
- Pain or numbness in the hands (type 2 Diabetes)
The test is used to determine your risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well your diabetes is being managed. 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
Hemoglobin A1c is a protein found on the surface of red blood cells, it sits alongside sugar molecules during the lifespan of red blood cells, generally 3 months. The higher the level of glucose in the blood, the higher the level of hemoglobin A1c, which is indicative of type 1 and 2 diabetes.
% 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 to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
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 team of doctors and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
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 test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am in a fasted state and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test 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 data secure is important to us. All data is complete anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.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 CPA approved and ISO accredited which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.