This test is always known by its formal name Glycated or glycosylated haemoglobin or Haemoglobin A1c test.
This test is used to measure the levels of glucose in the blood of someone who suffers from diabetes and can assist in the decision on treatment that have to be made. It is also a useful tool in diagnosing both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Usually after the initial test and diagnosis test should be carried out every six months.
The blood for testing will be taken from a vein in the patient’s arm. No particular preparation is required for this simple test.
In your blood, some of the glucose present will bind to haemoglobin, a protein that will carry oxygen that is in the red blood cells. This combination of haemoglobin and glucose is called HbA1c (haemoglobin A1c).
The measurable amounts of HbA1c that form has a direct relationship to the normal concentration of glucose that is found in the bloodstream. Red blood cells have a life of about two to three months, and the amount of HbA1c in the tested blood will show what the average level of glucose in the blood has been during the previous 2-3 months. If a diabetic’s blood levels are not under control the blood-glucose-levels will be elevated and show a higher HbA1c level.
Blood London have been providing Private HbA1c Blood Test(Hemoglobin A1c) on a self-referral basis to patients in Central and Greater London for over 20 years. Simply walk-in weekdays between 9am and 6pm or on weekends between 10am and 2pm, to have your blood taken by a highly experienced professional in our private, Harley Street clinic using some of the best labs in europe.
Please note that when ordering blood tests on a self-request basis, we will forward you the laboratory report without note or comment from our doctors unless you are under their care.
Following the results of your test, if you would like to undergo a consultation, further testing or treatment please feel free to reach out to the clinic and we'll be happy to help.
Select the test that you would like to undergo
Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person
As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method