HbA1c blood test

An HbA1c blood test measures your average blood glucose control over the last 3 months — so you can check your overall diabetes risk.
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  • Free delivery
  • Test arrives in 1-2 working days
  • Results in as little as 48 hours
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What can a HbA1c blood test tell you?

By checking your HbA1c levels regularly, you can understand your risk of pre-diabetes and diabetes. 

Type 2 diabetes tends to affect men earlier in their lives than women. But women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to increased insulin resistance. 

This test might also be helpful if:

  • you're over the age of 45 — your risk of diabetes increases with age
  • you've had gestational diabetes in the past
  • if you have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
  • have other medical conditions — like heart disease, high blood pressure, PCOS, or high cholesterol 
  • you're carrying excess weight
  • you're physically inactive

Find out how to manage your HbA1c levels with evidence-based advice from our GPs in a detailed report. 

What's covered in this blood test?

HbA1c (diabetes risk)

HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. When the glucose (sugar) in your blood rises, it binds to the haemoglobin in your red blood cells. Red blood cells live for about 3 months, so an HbA1c test measures your average blood glucose levels over the last few months. 
This affects:
Energy
Long Term Health
Sleep
Weight

How it works

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Do your test

Your kit arrives in 1-2 days. Find out how to collect your sample at home. You’ll need to fill 1 tube for this test — around 10 drops of blood.

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Fast, accurate results

Free post your sample to our lab and get your results in as little as 48 hours. Access your GP-reviewed report in your results dashboard.

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