What to know
What to know
When to collect your sample
When to collect your sample:
The sample must be collected in the morning, while fasting, using the home collection kit* provided, on a Monday - Thursday, and returned to the lab for testing on the same day.
HbA1c testing can help identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis. Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes may include:
Urinating more than ten times a day
Feeling hungry even though you are eating a recommended calorie intake each day
Dry eyes or blurred vision
Dry mouth or tongue
Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
Pain or numbness in the hands (type 2 Diabetes)
Who should be tested
When you should consider testing:
The testing option is used to determine your risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well your diabetes is being managed. You should consider testing if:
You have diabetes type 1 or type 2
You have a family history of diabetes
You are presenting with symptoms of diabetes, you can learn more about these on the 'Symptoms' tab.
% of Hemoglobin A1c
The % of Hemoglobin A1c refers to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your collection kit and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review accurate results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get medical support
Our dedicated clinical team is here to support you and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us ›
This is for anyone seeking to determine their risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or how well their diabetes is being managed, if previously diagnosed.
A capillary (finger prick) blood sample is required. This sample is collected from the comfort of your home using the sample collection kit and easy-to-follow instructions provided.
Activating the sample collection kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare clinicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and the next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected in the morning and returned immediately on a Monday - Thursday using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our kits includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.