Diabetes Risk (HbA1c & CHOL)


+$6.00 Physician Fee

These tests can help determine risk for diabetes, so you can take action to stay healthy. The panel also measures heart health, because of the strong link between diabetes and heart disease.

Fasting (not eating or drinking anything except water) for 8-12 hours is recommended but not required. Those who choose not to fast may show elevated glucose and triglyceride levels.


Glucose (Blood Sugar)

The Glucose test identifies high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Hemoglobin A1c Test

This test is the gold standard for measuring blood sugar (glucose) levels, as it identifies average blood sugar levels over the past 2 to 3 months. This test can be used to evaluate diabetes risk and to help those with diabetes monitor their treatment plan.

Cholesterol Panel

This test measures cholesterol levels to help evaluate the health of your heart and arteries to identify potential risks of cardiovascular problems before symptoms appear.

There are many types of cholesterol including LDL (bad) cholesterol, which can collect in blood vessels and increase your risk for heart disease, and HDL (good) cholesterol, which can actually help reduce the build-up of LDL. Additionally, triglycerides are a type of fat that circulates in your blood and stores unused calories to provide your body with energy between meals. Increased levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides can contribute to plaque in arteries and cardiovascular complications.

This test measures the levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides in your blood to help assess your potential risk for cardiovascular disease.