A1c at Home Test Kit
A1c at Home Test Kit
Could a slightly high blood sugar be responsible for how you feel? Do you have a family tendency toward diabetes?
Find out if your blood sugar tends to run elevated. Monitor your long term blood sugar balance at home with a blood test kit for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).
The test is collected at home but is performed by a CLIA certified lab that you must mail the specimen to. This test is much more accurate than any of the tests available in which you read the result at home using a color chart. It correlates 94.7% with the laboratory test used by doctors in one study. The coefficient of variation between samples is 2.7% and between subjects is 3.9%, which means it is a highly reproducible test.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Kidney Foundation recommend that everyone with diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria (Kidney Test at Home Kit) every year.
Residents of Maryland or Nevada are required to get authorization from their local doctor to order this test. All other U. S. residents may request authorization by the medical doctor at the lab, Flexsite Diagnostics, Inc. to authorize the test. The test is not available to non U.S. residents.
This A1c test includes the test kit, collection instructions, prepaid mailer within the U.S. and results by mail. There are no additional fees beyond purchase of the kit.
1. Complete the form entirely
2. Wash your hands with soap and thoroughly dry them.
3. Use the enclosed lancing device to prick your finger.
4. Squeeze blood from your finger into each of the circles on the absorbent card that is provided.
5. Let the card dry.
6. Mail the card in the self-enclosed, prepaid envelope.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing for all people with diabetes at least twice a year, and four times annually for those requiring insulin injections as well as those who are not controlling their glucose levels.
The rate of formation of HbA1c is directly proportional to a person's average blood glucose concentration. HbA1c is commonly used to assess long-term blood glucose control in patients with diabetes mellitus, because the HbA1c value has been shown to predict the risk for the development of many of the chronic complications from diabetes.
It can also be used to screen for diabetes in women (and men) who may be insulin resistant or have gestational diabetes.
The reported result is a whole percent ranging from about 4%-14%. A value of less than 7% is considered excellent if you have diabetes and less than 6% for a non diabetic. Less than or equal to 8% is good (for a diabetic). Over 8% needs action to get your blood sugar under control and avoid an increased risk of complications such as kidney or vascular disease.
The laboratory to which this home blood test for diabetes monitoring is sent is FlexSite Diagnostics, Inc. which is a CLIA licensed lab. This home test is approved by the FDA and cleared for over-the-counter sales.
A1c At Home Test Kit $17.95 6015$17.95, 2/$35.00, 4/$63.00