A HbA1c blood test is considered one of the best indicators for pre-diabetes. Unlike regular glucose tests which measures glucose levels at the point the test is taken, HbA1c gives you a picture of your glucose levels over the last 2-3 months. High blood glucose levels puts you more at risk of gaining weight, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Why take this test?

  • Check your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Monitor existing condition
Test cost:
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth testing

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory


Tests can be done at home


Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test


Metabolism refers to the chemical processes which take place within your body that converts food into energy. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy metabolism. Problems with your metabolism can lead to fluctuations in weight as well as fatigue or hyperactivity.

Tested biomarkers
  • HbA1c (%)
  • HbA1c

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

Jude , 42

Using Forth to test key biomarkers has given me the confidence to get on with my training, as well as putting me in control of the areas I need to improve.  I’ll be testing again after my next race to see how all the hard training has affected my numbers.

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Test type: finger prick