Sample Collection Options for this HbA1c Test.
The HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin) concentration represents the average blood glucose level over the previous several weeks.
This is more advanced than a simple blood glucose test, which gives a snapshot view only. Glucose attaches itself to the red blood cells, and as these red cells exist for around 8-12 weeks, knowledge of the amount of glucose attached can provide an idea of the level of sugar in your blood in recent weeks.
Knowing this background level of glucose is important if you’re looking to monitor or diagnose type 2 diabetes. This test also aids in understanding how well controlled blood sugar levels are being managed for people who already have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Pay £4 more and upgrade to a Diabetes, Kidneys and Cholesterol Check, which tests HbA1C and 13 other biomarkers.
There's a reason that over 30% of Blue Horizon Kit requests are from patients that have used us before.
Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews
Extremely efficient service from beginning to end. Procedure carried out quickly and efficiently. Results were very swift. Will be using again.UK
Impressed with speed of despatch after ordering. Kit and instructions very easy to understand and follow. Posted back to lab Monday morning, results received Wednesday morning, Thanks, may well be back soon.UK
As always, a superb service by all the BH team. Fast, efficient but very thoughtfuland caring of medical conditions, and associated patient mindset.. highly reccomended .cgUK
Utterly patient, kind and helpful, kit arrived next day, as did my results. 5 stars well-deserved.UK
Great service and product. The turn around is brilliant (mostly - there was a glitch during the early part of the Covid pandemic, but that seems to be resolved now). Tests are recognised by the medical profession so I am able to use the results to get the treatment I need without further tests.UK
I had various questions which they answered via email/webchat and the timing of getting a kit, sending it back and getting the results was good.UK
This Blood Test can be taken at Home
This home blood test is available for fingerprick (microtainer) OR Phlebotomy (venous vacutainer) collection using one of our many phlebotomy options across the UK. You can even choose to arrange your own health professional to collect the sample.
If you're unsure about how to access this test or how the procedure works please watch this short video.