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Diabetes/PreDiabetes (HbA1c) Test
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All test kits are delivered to you for free within approximately 1-3 working days, and include a prepaid shipping label for you to send samples to the lab.
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Measure your risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes with our HbA1c test using a simple at-home finger-prick test.
What is the Diabetes/Pre-diabetes HbA1c test?
The HbA1c test is a valuable tool for individuals with or without diabetes. For individuals with diabetes, the test provides information about the effectiveness of their diabetes management over a period of time, allowing them to make changes as needed. The test can also help identify prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. An HbA1c test can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes in those who are showing symptoms.
What biomarkers are measured in this test?
- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Who should take this test?
The HbA1c test is recommended for individuals who are at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. This includes those who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, or have high blood pressure. The test is also useful for individuals who have already been diagnosed with diabetes and are undergoing treatment, as it allows them to monitor their progress and make adjustments to their treatment plan as needed.
Is there anything I need to know before taking this test?
You do NOT need to fast for an HbA1c test.
You must be at least 18 years old to use our testing services.
How often should I take this test?
Knowing your HbA1c results allows you to make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed and can help you take control of your health. In those with diabetes the test is done every 6 or 12 months. For those at risk of prediabetes or diabetes, such as those with a family history, we recommend that this test is done once or twice per year.
What could results out of range (abnormal) mean?
A raised HbA1c test result can indicate prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. In individuals who have already been diagnosed with diabetes, a significantly raised HbA1c test result can indicate poor diabetes management and the need for adjustments to the treatment plan. It's important to speak with a healthcare provider to determine the cause of a raised HbA1c test result and discuss any necessary changes to diabetes management.
What could results in range (normal) mean?
A normal HbA1c test result in a non-diabetic individual confirms that they do not have diabetes. In a diabetic individual, a good HbA1c test result indicates effective diabetes management. However it's important to remember that good HbA1c test results do not eliminate the need for ongoing monitoring and management of diabetes, as it can’t identify if there are also periods of high blood sugars and low blood sugars. If an individual is experiencing symptoms of diabetes, it's important to speak with a healthcare provider, regardless of HbA1c test results.
How can I improve my results?
There are several ways to control blood sugar levels, including maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, taking medications as prescribed, and monitoring blood sugar levels regularly. Additionally, stress management techniques and avoiding smoking can also have a positive impact on blood sugar levels.
What other tests could I consider?
You can find more information about refunds & replacements in our Refund Policy.
📋 Easy to understand results
After receiving and registering your test, you will gain access to your personal Chronomics dashboard where you'll be able to access your test results once returned by the lab.
For each biomarker you will get a test result - we will provide both the number and the unit of measurement.
We will also let you know if the result is normal or abnormal, and will explain the role of the biomarker in the body along with some reasons why results can be abnormal.
🔬 Developed by leading scientists
Founded by scientists from the world’s leading research universities, we have brought together an expert team across science and technology to create best health and wellness tests in the market.
🙌 Take health into your own hands
The test is simple and can be self-administered at home with minimal preparation. No more waiting for an appointment!
Once results are available from the testing laboratory you will receive an email notification and your results will be visible on the dashboard.
Frequently asked questions
You will receive an e-mail from us within 48-hours of your sample being received by the lab, with a link to view your test results on our secure dashboard once your results are ready.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same labs used by hospitals, government programs and primary care providers - all of which are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Furthermore, our team is comprised of medical and scientific leaders, so you can be assured that our claims and results reports are clinically-valid.
We advise that samples are collected when waking up in a fasted state and returned immediately using the labels provided. Each of our test kits includes a prepaid delivery label to return your samples to the lab. Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your Chronomics test kit includes:
- Collection tube(s)
- Plaster x 2
- Return form x 1
- Alcohol swab x 2
- Lancet x 4
- Prepaid shipping label x 1
- Cleansing wipe x 1
- Collection tube label(s)
- Protective plastic case x 1