HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test - welzo
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HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test

HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test - welzo
HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test - welzo
HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test - welzo
HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test - welzo
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The HBA1C Blood Test is a common finger-prick test used to measure blood sugar levels and its variation over time.

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"I simply ordered the test online, received it in the mail a few days later, and took the test in the comfort of my own home using a quick finger prick. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the process itself was quick and painless."
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Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)

Glycated haemoglobin also referred to as HbA1c, is a more accurate long term measure of glucose levels (blood sugar levels) in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your bloodstream. Testing HbA1c measures long term glucose levels, as glucose attaches to your red blood cells, with these cells living for around 14 weeks on average. This is ideal for monitoring diabetes and pre-diabetic susceptibility because it can provide insight over a three month period prior to testing.


Symptoms that could indicate type 2 diabetes 

  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Constant thirst

Additional Information

HBA1C Blood Test is also known as the glycated haemoglobin test. The HBA1C blood test can help you and your doctor track your blood sugar levels over time. This can help you identify any problems with controlling your blood sugar and allow for early treatment. The HBA1C blood test is typically done every 6 months to a year. 

If you have diabetes, it is important to have your HBA1C blood test done regularly. The results of the test can help you and your doctor determine how well your diabetes is controlled. Having an HBA1C level that is close to normal can help reduce your risk of developing complications from diabetes. Talk to your doctor about what target HBA1C level you should aim for.

Is this test for you?

Testing for diabetes is essential when maintaining a healthy and proactive health care regime. Adults aged over 45 are recommended to proactively test for diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. However, many of our clients also get tested for the following reasons:

When active diabetes, blood testing is beneficial due to the following risk factors:

  • If you are over the age of 45
  • If you suffer from clinical obesity - meaning a body mass index (a measure of body fat) ≥25 kg/m² 
  • If you live a sedentary lifestyle
  • A family history of heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • PCOS
  • Family history of gestational diabetes
  • Glucose-intolerance
  • A family history of diabetic predisposition
of adults currently diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes
According to Diabetes UK, in 2018-2019 there were 3,919,505 people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in the UK and it is thought that approximately one million people with type 2 diabetes are currently undiagnosed.
of people worldwide living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
According to the International Diabetes Federation approximately 537 million adults (20-79 years) are living with diabetes as of 2021. About 240 million of these people are undiagnosed. The statistics show that 541 million people worldwide are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Experts Opinion on HBA1C Tests

"An HBA1c panel gives you an average picture of your red cell and is a marker used to diagnose and manage diabetes."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
Experts Opinion on HBA1C Tests

How to take a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test Test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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    Pick your home test

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    Take your test

    Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided. Samples use a simple finger prick collection method that takes around 5 minutes to complete.

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HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test Information

Specification of HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test

  • Test name: HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test
  • Also known as & related tests: Hemoglobin A1c test, Glycated hemoglobin test, A1c test
  • Biomarkers: HbA1c
  • Test tube: EDTA (Purple microtainer)
  • Brand: Welzo
  • Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
  • Lab test ranges:
  • Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
  • Location of Lab: United Kingdom

What is a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

A HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.

What does a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test for? 

A HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test tests for the following: HbA1c.

What are the benefits of a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

Checking your health through the use of HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.

Can a GP review my HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test.

Are HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Tests available on the NHS?

The NHS offers HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.

HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test Kit and Ordering

How can a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test be ordered?

A HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.

What is included in the HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test test kit?

The HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:

  • 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
  • 1 x Free Return Label 
  • 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
  • 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
  • EDTA (Purple microtainer)

HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test Biomarkers and Results

What biomarkers are tested for in a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

The HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers: HbA1c

What are the results ranges for a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test.

What is a normal test range for HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

The HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.

HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test Procedure and Timing

When should a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test be taken?

It is best to take a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test first thing in the morning.

How long does a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test take?

The typical turnaround for a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.

Are there any special preparations required before taking the HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?

We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.

What is the best time to post my HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

The best time to return your HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.

What sample is required for a HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test?

The HBA1C (Diabetes) Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a EDTA (Purple microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Great service

A great service to check this important marker of metabolic health. The kit gives comprehensive instructions on gathering your sample and my results were emailed to me the following day. I had been due this test from my GP in 2022 but the 5 year screening programme seems to have been dropped - it’s nice to know for myself how my body is coping with my diet!

Salem Patton

The HbA1c blood test kit is an invaluable tool for at-home health monitoring. It's easy to use with clear instructions, and the results are accurate and quick. It's an excellent resource for keeping track of my blood sugar levels, providing peace of mind between doctor's appointments. Highly recommended.

Nan Koppinger

The effectiveness of the product was noticeable from the very first use, and I have been using it regularly ever since.

Alexia Welch

The HbA1c blood test kit was easy to use with clear instructions. The process was quick and painless, and I received my results promptly. It's a great tool for monitoring my health at home, providing peace of mind and convenience. I highly recommend it for regular health check-ups.

Penney Weight

The HbA1c blood test I purchased was easy to use and extremely accurate. It has been incredibly helpful in managing my diabetes. Highly recommend for anyone needing frequent blood glucose level checks.