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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 diabetes but it can also lead to excessive weight gain, high blood pressure and heart disease. 

Test cost:
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.

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


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

Piers , 22

Forth provided and excellent service. I was able to have my bloods taken from a clinic close by and my results came through very quickly.

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Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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