Almost 300 Australians develop diabetes every day. That's one person every 5 minutes.
Do you know if you are at risk?
The good news is, there's now an easy and convenient way to check your risk of diabetes from home with our at-home fingerprick blood test.
What will the diabetes (HbA1c) test show?
The diabetes test (known as HbA1c or glycated haemoglobin test) measures your average blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months.
This test is most commonly used to diagnose Type 2 Diabetes. It's also used to help diagnose and assess the early stages of diabetes, known as pre-diabetes.
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to efficiently turn the energy from the food that you eat into a form that your body can use effectively. This gives you a high blood sugar (blood glucose) level that can do damage to your body and lead to other health problems.
If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vision loss and lower limb amputations.
If after taking the test your HbA1c level is found to be raised (provided with your test results), you’ll be advised to visit your doctor for further review.
How our test service works
Simply order online, take a fingerprick sample at home at a time that suits you, drop your sample in the post and your results will be delivered securely online within days.
Watch the video below to see how it works:
"My biggest fear is having the intravenous blood tests so I just avoided getting tested. But for me a little bit of blood out the end of my finger is fine rather than having a needle jabbed in my veins."
"This lets older, frailer people get access to simple tests where they don't have to go along and confront with a full blood test."
"This is a prime example of a great health innovation both lowering the costs and making diagnosis more accessible."
Find out if your your diabetes (HbA1c) levels are within the healthy range
by ordering your at-home blood test today.
If your results are outside the healthy range, this will be clearly marked on your test results and you’ll be advised to see your doctor.
Who we are
MyHealthTest is an Australian owned company and part of the ITL Group. With a mission to provide innovative healthcare products as well as to empower individuals to take control of their own health management through better access and information.
We're here to offer you an alternative way to get blood testing done. Perhaps you have a phobia about needles, or you're just time-poor and unable to get to the doctor.
"The move to wellness is important. There has been a historical focus on treating illnesses, and now we're working to shift the focus to wellness by giving people tools to keep themselves healthy."
– Dr Nick Cerneaz, MyHealthTest General Manager
Our fingerprick blood test services provide accurate, reliable and convenient pathology test services for a range of conditions, from samples that can be easily collected from the convenience of home. And, you can rest assured that our next-generation pathology testing service is fully accredited and quality controlled.