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HbA1c Test - Check your long-term Blood Sugar Levels - Verisana Lab

HbA1c Test

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The HbA1c Test can help you monitor your risk of heart diseases and diabetes by determining your long-term blood sugar level.

Increased long-term blood sugar levels can be an early risk factor for potential heart problems and the onset of diabetes. They can also lead to other long-term problems as well, for example damages to eyes, kidneys, and the nerve system. HbA1c shows your average blood sugar level over the last months. This means that, contrary to simple glucose tests, HbA1c measures long-term blood sugar levels, giving a more accurate picture of your blood sugar levels.

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Who should take the test?

Anyone who wants to monitor their blood sugar levels over the last 90 days to detect any risk of developing cardiovascular and arteriosclerotic diseases early. This test can be conducted regularly (1-2 times per year) in order to react quickly to increases in blood sugar, e.g. with the help of dietary changes.

Increased long-term blood sugar levels can be early risk factors and notices for potential heart problems and the onset of diabetes, as well as any damage to eyes, kidneys, and the nerve system.

How does it work?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a blood sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to contact@verisana.com.

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the HbA1c Test we analyze:
  • HbA1c
HbA1c

Hemoglobin (Hb) is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all body parts. Glucose (sugar) can attach itself permanently to hemoglobin forming glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The rate of this formation is proportional to the blood glucose concentrations. HbA1c levels are reflective of blood glucose levels over the past six to eight weeks and do not reflect daily ups and downs of blood glucose.

Slightly increased HbA1c levels indicate increased risk of developing diabetes in the future (prediabetes). High HbA1c levels indicate very poor control of blood glucose. The problem with high blood sugar levels is that often there are no symptoms at all. Your sugar can be high for a while and you may not even know it. When your blood sugar stays high for longer periods of time though, you may feel tired and might have less energy. You might also feel very thirsty and drink a lot, leading to you peeing more than normal and waking a lot in the middle of the night. Another long-term symptom is that cuts or sores take a long time to heal or do not heal well at all.

Ways to lower your HbA1c levels may consist of dietary modifications, physical activity, or medications. The best way is to talk your results over with your doctor or nutritionist to receive a personal treatment plan.

The clinical relevance of low HbA1C values remains unclear. However, recent studies suggest that there may be a threshold below which HbA1c is associated with an increased all-cause mortality risk among persons without diabetes.

Symptoms
You should check your long-term blood sugar frequently if you:
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have sugar cravings
  • experience increased thirst
  • suffer from headaches
  • blurred vision
  • are overweight or notice changes in weight
  • suffer from frequent urination
Sample collection guide
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Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

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What exactly is the HbA1c test?

The HbA1c test, also known as the Hemoglobin A1c test, is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar level over the past few months. It provides a more comprehensive picture of your blood sugar control compared to simple glucose tests.

Why is the HbA1c test important?

The HbA1c test is crucial because it helps monitor your long-term blood sugar levels. It can help identify early risks of heart diseases and diabetes, allowing for timely intervention and management.

What does a high HbA1c level mean?

Slightly increased HbA1c levels indicate increased risk of developing diabetes in the future (prediabetes). High HbA1c levels indicate very poor control of blood glucose. The problem with high blood sugar levels is that often there are no symptoms at all. Your sugar can be high for a while, and you may not even know it. When your blood sugar stays high for longer periods of time though, you may feel tired and might have less energy. You might also feel very thirsty and drink a lot, leading to you peeing more than normal and waking a lot in the middle of the night. Another long-term symptom is that cuts or sores take a long time to heal or do not heal well at all.

How can I reduce my HbA1c level?

Ways to lower your HbA1c levels may consist of dietary modifications, physical activity, or medications. The best way is to talk your results over with your doctor or nutritionist to receive a personal treatment plan.

I am not getting enough blood from my finger, what can I do?

Prepare the blood draw well: Hold your hand a little longer under warm water and circle your arm to stimulate blood circulation. Prick the finger on the side, not directly on top of the fingertip. The middle or ring finger of the non-dominant hand is usually best. When piercing, place your finger on a firm surface to avoid unconscious pulling back. A light squeeze and massage towards the fingertip helps stimulate blood flow.

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