A1C Blood Sugar Test

Get a hemoglobin A1C blood sugar test at a lab near you for . Results in 3-5 business days. The A1C blood sugar test measures your average blood sugar over the last 3 months. High blood sugar could mean you have diabetes or prediabetes.

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About Lemonaid

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We set up Lemonaid to help Americans get the convenient great care they need, regardless of insurance. Lemonaid is for people like you who are busy and care about their health. We think you should be able to get the care and labs you need when you want it and at a price you can afford.

We’ve launched our A1C blood sugar testing service because we want to make it as simple and low cost as possible for you to understand your risk of diabetes and prediabetes. If you’ve got symptoms of diabetes, a family history of diabetes, or you’re 40 and over and overweight or obese, you should consider testing your blood sugar levels.

1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year and about 7 million Americans have diabetes but don’t know it.

How we can help

Understand your average blood sugar levels with the help of our doctors

Our A1C blood sugar testing service lets you understand your blood sugar levels without having to go to a doctor’s office before you go to the lab. If the A1C test shows you have high blood sugar levels then this could be a sign that you have diabetes or prediabetes. Another name for the A1C test is the HbA1c test.

The A1C test shows your average blood sugar levels over the last 3 months. By comparison, most home tests tell you your blood sugar level at a single point in time.

Unlike other online lab testing services, our doctors help you interpret your A1C test results based on your medical history. That’s why we ask you some health questions when you order the test.

Guaranteed Doctor Response

2 HOURS

during business hours

UP TO 24 HOURS

outside business hours

HOW LEMONAID’S A1C BLOOD SUGAR TEST WORKS

Lemonaid saves you time and money. It’s easier than you think.

Answer health questions

Answer our confidential health questions. We’ll ask about risk factors, family members with diabetes etc. When we get your A1C blood sugar test results back from the lab,your answers will help our medical team interpret your A1C result.

Pay doctor visit and lab fee

Pay our doctor fee of and a A1C test lab fee of . We don’t make any money on the labs we order.

Get A1C labs done

On the Quest Diagnostics website find your nearest location that offers online appointments. You don’t need to make an appointment, but if a location offers online appointments then we know they’re connected to our online lab ordering system.

Get A1C test results

When we get your A1C test results we’ll send you a confidential message through your Lemonaid account. Our message will help you interpret your A1C results. You can download a PDF document of your A1C test results from the MyQuest website.

A1C TEST LABS

Go to Quest Diagnostics for the A1C blood sugar test

Quest Diagnostics runs our A1C blood sugar test. We order the same A1C lab test that all doctors offices order. The test looks at your blood sugar/glucose levels. The test doesn’t look for anything else.

The lab test itself only costs you because we’ve negotiated great prices to keep your costs low.

LABS NEAR YOU

Find your nearest Quest Diagnostics location.

Quest Diagnostics has thousands of locations around the country.

It’s important to select one that allows you to book an appointment online. You don’t need to actually book an appointment, but if the location lets you book online appointments, then we know they’re connected to the online ordering system that we use to order your A1C Blood Sugar Test.

ABOUT DIABETES AND PREDIABETES

Increased blood sugar levels and diabetes and prediabetes

Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes. 7 million Americans have diabetes and don’t know it. 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

5% of diabetics have type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes your body doesn’t produce insulin. 95% of diabetics have type 2 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body doesn’t use insulin properly.

The A1C blood sugar test is a very common way to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. You need two tests on two separate days to diagnose diabetes. An A1C test isn’t the only way to diagnose diabetes, but the alternatives can require you to fast (not eat anything) before the test or to drink a special liquid.

Prediabetes is the term doctors use to describe your situation if your blood sugar levels are higher than where they should be, but not yet high enough to diagnose diabetes. Prediabetes puts you at greater risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Evidence shows you can reduce your risk of developing diabetes if you can lose 7% of your body weight and exercise moderately 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES AND PREDIABETES

If you have diabetes you may experience some of the following symptoms. If you have prediabetes you may not experience any symptoms.

The symptoms below are typical if you have diabetes. However, some people with type 2 diabetes may not notice any symptoms.

  • Urinating/peeing often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • Extremely tired
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that heal slowly
  • Weight loss - even though you’re eating more (type 1)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in your hands/feet (type 2)

UNDERSTAND YOUR A1C TEST RESULTS

A1C test results are written as a percentage and blood sugar levels are written as ‘milligrams per deciliter’

A1C as a percentage & blood sugar levels in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl)

Normal range
A1C level is below 5.7%
Blood sugar is below 118 mg/dl

Higher than normal - You may have prediabetes
A1C level is between 5.7 - 6.4%
Blood sugar is between 118-139 mg/dl

Much higher than normal - You likely have diabetes
A1C level is higher than 6.4%
Blood sugar is higher than 139mg/dl

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We're based in San Francisco. You can call us or hit us with questions on instant chat during business hours. You can send us a secure message through your Lemonaid account any time.

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