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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test

$ 89.0

This 2-in-1 blood sugar and cholesterol test helps assess your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

People with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease. We made it easy to get answers about your risk for diabetes and heart disease with the Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test.  


The HgbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) test is a simple blood sugar test that measures your average blood sugar level over an extended period (8-12 weeks).  


The Cholesterol test measures your LDL “bad” cholesterol, HDL “good” cholesterol, VLDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.  Lipids (also known as fatty substances) can tell you a lot about the state of your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries and increase your risk for heart disease; however, high levels of “good” or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can actually reduce your risk by removing excess LDL from the body. 


Maintaining healthy cholesterol and glucose levels helps keep your heart healthy and can lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. This test package gives you the results you need from the lab healthcare providers trust most, so you can take control of your health.

Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$ 89.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1 day from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water).

What’s Included in this Package

Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test

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


Knowing your average blood sugar levels serves as a critical indicator of your health. Consistently elevated blood sugar levels often indicate 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.

This test helps determine if diabetes may be a concern for you.
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  • Hemoglobin A1c

    Measures the average amount of glucose in your blood over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks).

  • Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test

    This cholesterol and lipid panel measures both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels to help you get a better picture of your heart health. 
    Lipids are microscopic fatty substances (including cholesterol and triglycerides) within your body. Assessing them can reveal much about your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease. Conversely, high levels of “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can remove LDL cholesterol from your body, reducing your risk for heart disease. 
    High cholesterol usually has no symptoms, meaning you may have high cholesterol without knowing it. Knowing your cholesterol numbers is the first step towards a healthy heart and healthy life. 

    When it comes to heart health, measure what matters with this Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test.
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  • Total Cholesterol

    A measure of the total sum of cholesterol (LDL, HDL, and VLDL) in the body.

  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of LDL in the blood, known as the “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles can build up in the walls of your arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of VLDL in blood, the cholesterol from particles that carry triglycerides in the body that are then converted to LDL. Elevated VLDL levels can increase your risk of heart disease.

  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of HDL in the blood, known as "good" cholesterol because it comes from particles that remove "bad "cholesterol from the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Triglycerides

    Measures the number of triglycerides in the blood, a type of fat that circulates in your blood and comes from adipose, the primary fat stored from food used to supply your energy. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease.


  • About This Test

    What's Tested

    Patient Service Centers

    Labs in more than 2,000 locations across the country.

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    • You should take the Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test if you4:

      • want to learn about your risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease
      • have a family history of type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol
      • are 45 years or older 
      • are under 45 and have one or more risk factors for prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight or having high blood pressure


      In 2019, it was estimated that nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes were unaware they had it,1 and there are no known symptoms of high cholesterol,2 so getting tested is an ideal first step to knowing more about your risk for diabetes and your heart health.

    • Yes. To prepare for the cholesterol portion of the test, you should fast for 12 hours. This includes consuming no food or drink except water. 

    • The CDC recommends testing your cholesterol levels at least every 4 to 6 years. However, if you have risk factors such as heart disease, diabetes or a family history of high cholesterol, you may need to check your cholesterol more frequently.5


      If you have diabetes, the CDC recommends you take the HbA1c test at least twice a year.4


      By establishing a baseline of you A1c and cholesterol levels, and subsequently repeating the tests, you can identify any patterns or trends in your results. This proactive approach helps detect issues early and monitor health effectively, enabling prompt interventions. You should consult with your healthcare provider about your results, especially if your HbA1c or cholesterol levels are higher than the standard ranges.

    • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.

    • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments.  


      If you have questions or comments regarding the Labcorp Notice of Privacy Practices, or have a complaint about our use or disclosure of your PHI or our privacy practices, please contact:, call us at (877) 234-4722 (877-23-HIPAA) and ask for the Labcorp HIPAA Privacy Officer, or send a written request to: HIPAA Privacy Officer, Labcorp, 531 South Spring Street, Burlington, NC 27215. You also may file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account.