- Health Checks
- Blood Tests
Detect problems before they become troubles.
Our first line health checks are specifically tailored to provide a picture of how various aspects of the body is looking, functioning and performing.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2. There are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK. That's more than one in 16 people in the UK who has diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed). It's very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible because it will get progressively worse if left untreated.
This blood test profiles:
|Glycosylated Hb (HbA1c)|
Hemoglobin is the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells of the body. Glucose (a type of sugar) molecules in the blood normally become stuck to hemoglobin molecules - this means the hemoglobin has become glycosylated. As a person's blood sugar becomes higher, more of the person's hemoglobin becomes glycosylated. The glucose remains attached to the hemoglobin for the life of the red blood cell, or about 2 to 3 months.
A blood test can measure the amount of glycosylated hemoglobin in the blood. The glycosylated hemoglobin test shows what a person's average blood glucose level was for the 2 to 3 months before the test. This can help determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled over time.
A Blood Profile Report including any measurements.
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.
You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.
Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.
We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of the service.
For a more detailed and comprehensive test, take a look at our first line diabetes health check.