✓ Hba1c (% of Hemoglobin A1c)
This finger prick home blood test determines your Hba1c level. It can diagnose diabetes and help diabetics monitor their control.
About this test
This finger prick home blood test determines your % of Hemoglobin A1c (Hba1c) which is a marker for Diabetes.
Identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person’s diabetes is being controlled following a diagnosis. A high HbA1c result means that you have too much sugar in your blood.
What is Included?
✓ Home Finger Prick Blood Test Kit
✓ Recorded, next day delivery of your test kit (if booked before 3.30pm Mon-Thur)
✓ 24hr Tracked Royal Mail Return
✓ Results 4-5 working days from receipt by the laboratory
✓ Patients emailed with results plus analysis by a ZoomDoc GP
Common Symptoms of Diabetes
Some of the common symptoms of Diabetes include:
- Urinating frequently
- Persistent thirst sensation
- Chronic tiredness and fatigue
- Dry eyes or blurred vision
- Dry mouth or tongue
- Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet (type 2 Diabetes)
Symptoms in Men
In addition to the general symptoms of diabetes, men with diabetes may have a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and poor muscle strength.
Symptoms in Women
Women with diabetes can also be prone to recurrent urinary tract and yeast infections, plus dry, itchy skin.
When to test
You shoulder undertake this test if:
- You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- You have a family history of diabetes
- You have symptoms of diabetes
You should take this test early morning before eating breakfast. You may only have water before taking this test.
Only undertake this test Monday to Thursday and ensure it is then sent directly back to the lab on the same day as taking this test.
Specific biomarker included with this test includes:
✓ Hba1c ( % of Hemoglobin A1c )
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are ZoomDoc Wellness Tests?
ZoomDoc finger prick blood tests are as accurate as tests you would normally take via a normal regular blood test at hospital or in a GP setting.
All tests are analysed in labs in the UK and are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
All of our partner laboratories undergo frequent quality control checks to ensure they meet the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analysers used are all designed for the specific function of capillary blood testing. All ZoomDoc test kits come with clear instructions.
What laboratories do ZoomDoc use?
All laboratories that ZoomDoc use are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
Most samples are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory which is based in Central London. This lab is the largest private laboratory in the UK.
How are my tests reviewed?
All test results are analysed by our team of Doctors.
They will comment on your results and often provide both advice and health recommendations.
If there is any worrying results our Doctors will get in touch and advise on next steps.
Is this test suitable for children?
ZoomDoc do not recommend purchasing our wellness tests for children.
Can I discuss my results with a ZoomDoc GP?
Our team of GPs are available via the ZoomDoc app to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
What will happen after purchasing a Wellness Test?
After purchase of your test kit, it will be immediately dispatched to your home or workplace. After it arrives, you must activate the test with the details of the patient undertaking the test. There are full instructions on the test kit box.
Can I give my test to someone else?
Yes, if you receive or order a wellness test kit and want to gift it to someone else, you can do this. However, the test must always be activated with the personal details of the individual taking the test.
How to take your home blood test
” Diabetes, is a disease that causes high blood sugar levels. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.
Left untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
Monitoring for diabetes and controlling it if diagnosed is key to reduce the potential side effects of this common disease.”
Dr Kenny Livingstone – ZoomDoc GP