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Diabetes Risk At-Home Test

Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:At-Home Kit
Concerned about diabetes? This test can help.

Your blood sugar acts a critical barometer when it comes to your health, as elevated blood sugar levels are often indicative of prediabetes and diabetes: a serious disease that can ultimately affect the health and function of other parts of the body including your nervous system, eyes, and kidneys.

This HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) test provides a measure of your average blood sugar level over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks) and is a useful tool for both detecting and/or monitoring diabetes. Standard glucose tests can only measure sugar levels in the blood at the time the sample is collected.

Why Consider This Test

Detection

More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes; 7.2 million aren’t aware they have the condition.1

Progress and Prevention

Studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk of diabetes.1

Screening Matters

The American Diabetes Association suggests screening for diabetes for 2

Individuals 45 years of age or older.
Individuals that overweight or obese and have at least one of the following: a history of high blood pressure and/or cardiovascular disease or a first-degree relative with diabetes.
Individuals with certain ethnic backgrounds (e.g., African American, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino, Pacific Islander).
Individuals with low HDL cholesterol (<35) and /or Triglycerides at a level >250.
Women with a history of diabetes during pregnancy.
Women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

References

  1. “New CDC Report: More than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html. Last reviewed July 18, 2017. Last updated July 18, 2017.
  2. “Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2018.” Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association, 1 Jan. 2018, doi.org/10.2337/dc18-S002.

How To Get This Test

1. Purchase your kit

Shop for at-home collection kits and pay online. Kits typically ship within 1-2 business days. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

2. Register your kit and collect your sample

After you receive your kit, you can register it on the Pixel by Labcorp website. Follow the instructions provided to collect your sample, then mail your kit back to the lab using the pre-addresed and pre-paid mailing label.

3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

Getting My Results

We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by LabCorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

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