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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test

Variations
Price
$79
Sample Type:
Blood
Age: 18+
Collection Method: Home Kit
HSA/FSA Accepted
Short Description

A new and convenient way to assess whether your recent lifestyle and diet are changing your risk for Diabetes

Description

The Diabetes Risk Home Collection Test (HbA1c Test) monitors your risk for diabetes by measuring how well you have controlled your blood sugar levels over the past 3 months and can help you decide whether or not diet and lifestyle changes are needed. Instead of being in the dark about your diabetes risk, taking this test allows you to take control of your health by proactively screening HbA1c.

It’s easy. We’ll send you an at-home collection kit to collect your blood sample. Use the prepaid shipping label to send your kit back to our lab for testing.

What does this test measure?

The HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) test provides a measure of your average blood sugar level over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks) and is a useful tool for screening for diabetes. Standard glucose tests can only measure sugar levels in the blood at the time the sample is collected.

Voted Best Overall At-Home Diabetes Test for 2022 by Verywell Health

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Why Consider This Test

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Easy-to-use Collection Device

This device makes collecting your sample easy and keeps the sample secure. The technology separates the blood sample, allowing for more comprehensive testing and accurate results.

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Trusted by Doctors

Our Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test is the same test used by doctors to monitor diabetes risk in patients.

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Progress and Prevention

Studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk of diabetes1

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Screening Matters

Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it2.

How It Works

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1. Register your kit

After you receive your kit, you can register it on the Labcorp OnDemand website by entering in the code provided in your testing kit box.

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2. Collect your sample

Follow the instructions provided to collect your sample in your home, then mail your kit back to the lab using the pre-addressed and pre-paid mailing label.

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3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your OnDemand or Labcorp PatientTM accounts, including Linked Accounts (click here for more details). For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by PWN health via phone or mail. 

Frequently Asked Questions

    Hemoglobin A1c, also called A1c or glycated hemoglobin, is hemoglobin with glucose attached. The A1c test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months by measuring the percentage of glycated hemoglobin in the blood.

    This hbA1c at-home collection test can be used to screen for or assess the risk of developing diabetes.

    It can also be used to monitor treatment for individuals diagnosed with diabetes. It helps to evaluate how well your glucose levels have been controlled by treatment over time. For monitoring purposes, an A1c of less than 7% indicates good glucose control and a lower risk of diabetic complications for the majority of people with diabetes3.

    It is recommended that people work closely with their healthcare practitioner to select a goal that reflects each person's individual health status and that balances personalized risks and benefits.

    Your blood sugar acts as an important barometer when it comes to your health, as elevated blood sugar levels over an extended period are often indicative of prediabetes and diabetes: a serious disease that can ultimately affect the health and function of other parts of the body including your nervous system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and kidneys.

    Hyperglycemia – often called “high blood sugar” – comes with a number of very notable symptoms. These include4:

    • Blurred vision
    • Fatigue
    • Fluctuating weight
    • Increased thirst
    • Frequent urination

    Like with any at-home test, you can share the results with your physician or healthcare provider. They will help determine what course of action is best, and if lifestyle changes are necessary.

    If you’re concerned about prediabetes, testing every 3 to 6 months is recommended. These tests are sensitive enough against daily blood sugar fluctuations that any time of day is fine to test, and you don’t need to test on an empty stomach.

    Again, as with any at-home test, you can consult your physician or healthcare provider after you have your results. This will help facilitate the development of a health action plan between you and your doctor.

    Sources Consulted:

    1. New CDC Report: More than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html. Last reviewed July 18, 2017. Last updated July 18, 2017.

    2. “Prediabetes - Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 Dec. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html#:~:text=Approximate....

    3. Patient Test Information: Hemoglobin A1c. https://www.labcorp.com/help/patient-test-info/hemoglobin-a1c

    4.  Blood sugar testing and control: Hyperglycemia. American Diabetes Association. Website. https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/medication-treatments/blood-glucose-testing-and-control/hyperglycemia