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Diabetes Test

Private Diabetes Blood Tests in Cardiff, Swansea or Newport

IGP Level Checks are a range of health screen and individual blood tests carefully selected by our iGP Clinicians. The tests provide easy access to low cost testing of your key biomarkers to help manage, maintain and improve your health.

HIW Registered Clinics
GMC Registered GP's
NMC Registered Nurses

How does it work?

Simply Book your appointment online or by contacting us directly. At the time of booking, you will be emailed a pre-appointment questionnaire, which you can complete online. You will then visit an iGP clinic for your blood test (and physical examination if appropriate).

Randox Report

Following your appointment you will receive an electronic report clearly detailing your test results, how they compare to a healthy range, the implications and recommended next steps. Test result reports are shared via our secure patient portal, usually within 72 hours (results can take longer depending on the test you requested). The comprehensive report uses a traffic light system for ease of understanding and is available to download, print or share with other medical experts as required.

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Level Check Testing & Health Screens

Please be aware that this is a testing/examination service only for you to take your results to your own clinician or by arranging a follow-up GP appointment with iGP. Results will not be interpreted without a follow-up GP appointment. However, results outside the standard testing range will be highlighted on your results. Your results will also include a link to book an online appointment if you wish to discuss your results with one of our doctors. There will be a £79 fee for this appointment, but the appointment is not required.

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Diabetes Status

Information: A blood test to diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Please use the book now button to book your appointment at IGP. Locations will be available as a dropdown option on the booking screen.

Test Details: Glucose, HbA1C, Insulin, C-Peptide

Results: 72hrs

Important: Fast from midnight & drink plenty of water. Suitable for those >18 years of age.

Cost: £109

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If your doctor suspects you're suffering from diabetes, the first thing they'll probably do is send you for an HbA1c blood test. But if you need your results in a hurry, iGP can process your sample and let you know what happens next in just a day or two.

If you think you might have diabetes, this will be a worrying and stressful time. But rest assured, we'll do everything to ensure your diabetes blood test is comfortable and painless. Fortunately, you don't need to fast before your test. We'll take a small amount of blood from your arm and send it straight to one of our testing labs for analysis.

This initial test for diabetes should not be confused with the finger prick test, which is performed by sufferers who need to check their blood sugar levels. Your doctor will talk you through the process beforehand - and your results once they arrive. If your HbA1c level is 48mmol/mol or above, you'll be clinically diagnosed with diabetes. But if your result is between 42 and 48mmol/mol, you'll be classified as pre-diabetic, which means you may be able to prevent the full onset of the disease if you make immediate and significant lifestyle changes.

If you're suspected of having type 1 diabetes, you'll be required to undergo further testing to check your blood ketone levels.

What tests are included with the Diabetes Blood Test?

Test Type Included

Do I Need a Diabetes Blood Test?

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can have devastating effects on your overall health and lifestyle. But with careful management and regular testing, most people learn to live with the disease. But the first step to living with diabetes involves taking a blood test.

It may be time to book a diabetes blood test if you're experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Urinating more often than usual

  • Persistent thirstiness

  • Extreme hunger

  • Extreme tiredness and lethargy

  • Blurred vision

  • Slowly healing cuts and bruises

  • Weight loss (type 1 diabetes)

  • Numbers in the extremities (type 2 diabetes)

  • What If I Need To Cancel?

    If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.

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