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Diabetes Blood Test

£26.99 or £24.29 every 6 months

  • This test detects high or low blood sugar levels. Results will tell you if you have diabetes, if you’re at risk of developing diabetes or if you have healthy blood sugar levels. 

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*All tests are tailored for one person per account. If your family/friends would like to use our tests, please ask them to register their own account and place a separate order with their email address.

Why take this test?

If you are concerned that you might have diabetes, this is a great test to do. It is a more accurate way of looking at overall trends and averages compared to a snapshot blood glucose level, which can sometimes be falsely reassuring. It can tell you whether your average sugar levels are normal, pre-diabetic (i.e. raised and at risk of developing diabetes) or diabetic.

 

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Easy home testing

 

A simple finger-prick blood test that you can do from your own home and receive your results via an online dashboard. No syringesno doctor visits and no time off work required.

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Results you can trust

 

This test is analysed by an award-winning NHS laboratory.

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You’ll have a personalised online dashboard and evidence-based advice on how you can make positive changes.

Key features

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Test for Diabetes

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Results returned in 2 days

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Results via an online dashboard

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Dedicated NHS laboratory

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All materials for sample collection

Measured to fit accuratly

Prepaid shipping included

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Dedicated NHS laboratory

We are the only provider of NHS Home Blood Tests. The clinical laboratory at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital already offers a first-class service to more than 300 GP practices, independent healthcare providers and community hospitals.

Why do a diabetes test?

Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and recurrent infections. You may be at increased risk of developing diabetes if you are overweight or have a family history of the condition.

This test measures something called HbA1C. This abbreviation refers to glycated haemoglobin – in other words, it is the amount of haemoglobin in your body (the part in the red blood cells that carries oxygen) that has sugar attached to it. We all have some sugary haemoglobin, but knowing how much there is tells us what the sugar levels in your blood are like generally. As red blood cells live around 3 months, this test gives us an average sugar level over the last 3 months.

 

How it works

Take your test

Order your preferred test online and take your blood sample.

Post your results

Post your sample back to the laboratory in the provided packaging.

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Reveal your results

Find out your results within 2 working days by simply logging into your online dashboard.

Dr Katie Stephens

If you are concerned that you might have diabetes, this is a great test to do. It is a more accurate way of looking at overall trends and averages compared to a snapshot blood glucose level, which can sometimes be falsely reassuring. It can tell you whether your average sugar levels are normal, pre-diabetic (ie raised and at risk of developing diabetes) or diabetic.

It is worth knowing that there are certain instances where this test may not be appropriate. In particular, other conditions that affect your red blood cell or haemoglobin levels may interfere with the interpretation. Examples of when this wouldn’t be appropriate include: age <18 years old, pregnancy or within 2 months of being pregnant, if symptoms have lasted <2 months, haemoglobinopathies (eg thalassaemia), anaemia, or having had a recent blood transfusion. If you aren’t sure if this test is appropriate for you, I’d recommend speaking to your doctor.”

Dr Katie Stephens

Personal Dashboard

The results of your test are presented to you on an online dashboard designed by NHS clinicians. The dashboard includes different charts and views to help you easily understand your results.

Testimonials

I was hesitant to use online services from private clinics but I knew you could be trusted when I saw your laboratory is run by the NHS.

Jeannie M.

Taking a blood sample

What comes in the box?

Inside every box, there will be 1 x vial, 3 x lancets, 2 x alcohol wipes, 2 x plasters, 2 x cleaning wipe, 1 x blood collection instructions and 1 x prepaid envelope.

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*All tests are tailored for one person per account. If your family/friends would like to use our tests, please ask them to register their own account and place a separate order with their email address.

Why take this test?

If you are concerned that you might have diabetes, this is a great test to do. It is a more accurate way of looking at overall trends and averages compared to a snapshot blood glucose level, which can sometimes be falsely reassuring. It can tell you whether your average sugar levels are normal, pre-diabetic (i.e. raised and at risk of developing diabetes) or diabetic.

 

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