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HbA1c (pre-diabetes)

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 HbA1c check can be done using our simple at home finger prick blood test kit.  It 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. 

What's included in the price?
  • Finger prick kit
  • Postage & packaging
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Results within 2 days of receipt
  • Market leading results dashboard
  • Reviewed by a doctor or nurse

Why check your HbA1c level?

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

Benefits of HbA1c testing

A key benefit of taking our 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 will be reviewed by one of our GP and your results will be made available through your online personal dashboard. Here you can track results over time, giving you a convenient way to monitor your condition.

Biomarkers included in this package



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

Really fast and reliable results.So easy to use! Have used them3 times now and will continueto use this company, amazing.


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

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Fast easy service putting my mind at rest quickly. Sent off sample on Monday, got results back Tuesday afternoon.


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

Really excellent service - we bought two 'vitality' tests after reading about Forth With Life in Natural Health magazine. The packs came quickly, the phlebotomy appointment at home was convenient and professional and the results were quick and insightful- I recommend without reservation to anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of biomarkers indicative of their health and wellness!

Kate W

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

Efficient, great communication and information. Very fast, next day turnaround. Very, very pleased. Highly recommended and best value I have found.


Wasn’t feeling quite right and believed I may be chronically stressed. Took the baseline plus option which is a wider range of tests and this confirmed by expectations and also highlighted two further issues which I’ve raised with my GP. Well worth the piece of mind.


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

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

The service was great from beginning to end. The test kit arrived quickly and was easy to use, the instructions were clear and simple to follow and my results were available sooner than I expected. Thanks everyone!


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