Monitor your blood sugar levels to better understand your body’s glycemic control
The hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is an easy way to measure how well you have been maintaining your blood sugar levels for the past 90 days.
What is tested?
HbA1c, Glucose, cholesterol, hdl, ldl, Trig
What does this test tell you?
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 both detecting and/or monitoring diabetes. Standard glucose tests can only measure sugar levels in the blood at the time the sample is collected.
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Print out your test order confirmation email (you’re receipt)
Bring it to our lab where our professional staff will assist you with no wait time.
How At-Home Testing Works
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Set up your profile on our easy-to-use portal.
Collect your sample based on the provided instructions
Seal it in the biospecimen bag and mail it back to us using the prepaid mailer
Use the portal and tracking number to get step updates along the way
Get health answers from the lab trusted by doctors. Results are shared privately with you through our secure portal
Still Have Questions?
What if I’m scared to prick myself?
We get it! Pricking yourself can be scary. You will never see a needle. Resting your hand on a table can help. It also helps if you can have another person use the lancet on you.
What if I can’t get enough blood on the card?
Three lancets are provided to give you the best chance of collecting enough blood for the sample. We recommend drinking a glass of water thirty minutes before collecting your sample, and raising your heart rate just before lancing.
What if I follow those tips and still can’t get enough blood?
If you have trouble during the collection process, please reach out to us and we can provide a new test kit. We are also happy to walk you through the test while you take it!
What happens if my sample gets lost in the mail?
We don’t have any control over the mail, but we will keep track of your sample and notify you if it appears lost. We will also send you a new kit so that you can recollect your sample.
How might my sample get rejected?
- The most common rejection reasons are not enough or too much blood or smearing.
- Red blood must cross the 1st line. Passing the 3rd line is okay, but the lab actually needs to punch out the serum (whitish part).
- If you let the strip dry and then go to add more blood, it will not separate correctly. Once a strip gets wet, you must add enough blood before it dries.
- Once you have completed your collection, ensure that the blood is dried completely before putting it in the mailer bag.
What happens if my sample gets rejected?
In the event that the lab is unable to process your sample, you will receive notice and a new kit, free of charge.
How long will it take to receive my results?
From the time that the lab receives your sample, it will take approximately 1-3 days to receive your results.