Diabetes - Diagnosis and Monitoring
Dears Pharmacy are working in partnership with London Medical Laboratory to deliver this test.
Price per in pharmacy test provided during booking prior to confirmation.
This home test checks your levels of HbA1c. This biomarker is used to confirm whether you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes.
How does this test work?
There is no better way to check for underlying health problems, or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test.
Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, a blood test provides a fast, affordable and easy way to start taking charge of your own health.
We offer in-store testing to make the process as simple, stress free and convenient as possible.
You will receive your results on the day after we receive your sample in our laboratory. We run a 24/7 laboratory operation and test all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables our team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe.
*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.
What do you test?
Diabetes (1 Biomarkers)
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
What is a normal level?
A HbA1C level greater than 48mmol/mol carries a diagnosis of diabetes. A result between 42-47mmol/mol is considered high risk for diabetes.
Do I need to fast for this test?
No fasting is required.
What should the test not be used on?
HbA1C levels should not be used to diagnose diabetes in the following groups: • Children and young people less than 18 years of age. • Pregnant women or women who are 2 months postpartum. • People with symptoms of diabetes for less than 2 months. • People at high diabetes risk who are acutely ill. • People taking medication that may cause hyperglycaemia (for example long-term corticosteroid treatment). • People with acute pancreatic damage. • People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). • People with HIV infection. • People with chronic haemolytic anaemia.
How does the test work?
Make an appointment
Make a convenient appointment at one of our test locations.
Come in for a test
Arrive at your allocated appointment time and one of our Healthcare Professionals will take your test.
Receive your results
We will email you your results after we test them in our lab.
This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:
Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.