Have your HbA1c test with us
HbA1c is your average blood glucose (sugar) levels for the last two to three months.
What does HbA1c mean?
HbA1c is known as glycated haemoglobin. This is made when glucose in the body sticks to the red blood cells. Since the body can’t use the glucose properly, more of it sticks to the blood cells and it starts to build up in the blood. Red blood cells are active for around 2-3 months, which is why the reading is taken quarterly.
Having too much glucose in the blood can cause damage to the blood vessels. This damage can lead to serious problems in parts of the body.
The HbA1c test
A HbA1c test is not the same as a finger prick test. A finger-prick test is a snapshot of your blood glucose at the time it was taken, but a Hb1Ac test measures your average blood glucose levels over the last 2 to 3 months.
Most people will have the HbA1c test every three to six months. But you or your child may need it more often if treatment has recently changed, or you’re having problems managing blood glucose levels.
Book your test with us
Here at the YDA Centre, you can book yourself in to do a HbA1c test. Results will be available within 5 minutes. This service is available every Friday. Please complete this booking form below to request your appointment. Unfortunately no walk-in appointments.
Cost: $50 (service only available to YDA members) please pay on the day.