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HbA1c Test

HbA1c is one of the best indicators of pre-diabetes. Unlike regular glucose tests, which measure glucose levels only at the point the test is taken, HbA1c gives you a picture of your glucose levels over the past 2 – 3 months.  This makes it one of the most efficient ways of accessing your risk of diabetes 2. 

Not only do high blood glucose levels put you at increased risk of type 2 diabetes but it can also lead to excessive weight gain, high blood pressure and heart disease. 

Our simple home finger prick HbA1c kit is a quick and efficient type 2 diabetes blood test for those concerned they may be at risk of developing diabetes or those who wish to monitor an existing condition. 

Test cost:
£39.00
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Why take a HbA1c test?

  • To check your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • To monitor existing type 2 diabetes

Benefits of HbA1c testing

A key benefit of taking a HbA1c finger prick blood test is to check whether you might be at risk of type 2 diabetes before you are a diagnosed type 2 diabetic. If your results indicate pre-diabetes, you’re then in a position to make the required dietary and lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of becoming diabetic. Once aware you can track the impact of changes you've made to improve it. If you are pre-diabetic and you’ve adjusted diet and activity, then this is a great way to track the improvement over time.

If you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, our lab-analysed HbA1c blood test offers you the convenience of collecting your sample at home and simply posting to our lab. Your results can then be tracked online through your own personal health dashboard, which offers an easy way to monitor your condition.

Included in this test

Metabolic

Tested biomarkers
  • 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

What our customers say

I'd put off getting regular blood tests before because of the long-winded process of a GP visit. Forth has changed all that. The process is very quick and very easy, with thorough, well-explained results delivered to your inbox within days.

Alice Hector

I enlisted the help of Forth to help me get to the bottom of my current health concerns. The test was really easy to and my results were available within day. Using Forth has helped me take the action needed to get my hormones back on track.

Holly Rush, 39

I was keen to use Forth’s service to help monitor my haematological markers in particular since I've had problems in the past and by the time they are picked up by the GP I'm normally feeling unwell.  The test was quick and easy to do and results were back very quickly. The results are also incredibly accurate, being almost identical to those from tests done by my GP the same day.

Alice Lethbridge

I suffer from a hereditary condition which causes my body to store too much iron.  My biggest issue before using Forth was getting an appointment with my GP.  Now using Forth I can track my iron quickly and easily and take action before levels start to affect my health

Mark Threfall, 29

As a former Olympic cyclist I always wanted to look after my health. This has never changed to this day but become a lot easier via Forth, it’s the only way to really understand your own body. 

Brian Smith

As a working mum, I often find myself training ‘tired’ as the demands of day-to-day life take their toll.  Forth has enabled me to gain a valuable insight into what is happening ‘under the surface’, so I  can adapt my training and lifestyle.

Kate Allan

Taking the test is simple just make sure you follow all the instructions so you follow the correct procedures. The customer service is second to none and the results are easy to understand and follow.

Matthew Bottrill

Forth really helped me understand issues that I was having, which in the end turned out to be problems with iron absorption. Without their test I would never have known this. I now have the knowledge I need to improve.

Sean Conway

I ran my first marathon in 2014 which left me feeling exhausted and constantly unwell. What I didn’t know then was that my iron and vitamin D levels were incredibly low.  By using Forth to test key biomarkers has put me in control of the areas I need to improve.

Jude Peck, 42

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