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3.57(14 reviews)
2110 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900262110 Sunset Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.45(478 reviews)
1632 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 900331632 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
OpenTue 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Recent patient review

A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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4.39(593 reviews)
1414 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 900151414 S Grand Ave
OpenTue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.42(411 reviews)
2105 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900572105 Beverly Blvd
OpenTue 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.18(447 reviews)
500 S Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020500 S Virgil Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.57(498 reviews)
4520 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900274520 Sunset Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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$99
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Hemoglobin A1c
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4.17(501 reviews)
1500 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA 912041500 S Central Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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Recent patient review

I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.19(528 reviews)
800 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91204800 S Central Ave
OpenTue 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.56(514 reviews)
2527 Via Campo, Montebello, CA 906402527 Via Campo
OpenTue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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Self-pay pricing

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No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.19(505 reviews)
1411 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 918011411 S Garfield Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.18(439 reviews)
50 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 9110550 Bellefontaine St
OpenTue 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
Book now
Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.39(441 reviews)
150 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211150 N Robertson Blvd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.42(428 reviews)
10747 Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood, CA 9026210747 Long Beach Blvd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.5(415 reviews)
65 N Madison Ave, Pasadena, CA 9110165 N Madison Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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Recent patient review

I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.1(508 reviews)
960 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106960 E Green St
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.35(440 reviews)
10800 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 9024110800 Paramount Blvd
OpenTue 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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Self-pay pricing

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No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.37(573 reviews)
1845 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 911031845 N Fair Oaks Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
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Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.21(582 reviews)
3600 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 912083600 N Verdugo Rd
OpenTue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
Bill Icon

Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
Book now
Diabetes Management
$69
Book now
Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.21(540 reviews)
4477 W 118th St, Hawthorne, CA 902504477 W 118th St
OpenTue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
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Diabetes Management
$69
Book now
Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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4.13(593 reviews)
4036 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 900664036 S Centinela Ave
OpenTue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics

Recent patient review

I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
Bill Icon

Self-pay pricing

Clear self-pay prices

No more surprise bills. Solv is committed to making getting healthcare as easy as buying groceries at the store, including knowing the price of care upfront.

Diabetes Risk
$99
Book now
Diabetes Management
$69
Book now
Hemoglobin A1c
$39
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Diabetes Test FAQs

  • Who should get a diabetes test in Los Angeles?

    According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, anyone between the ages of 40 and 70 who are overweight or obese should be evaluated for diabetes every three years. For those 45 and older, as well as adults under 45 with significant diabetes risk factors, the American Diabetes Association recommends a yearly diabetes screening. High blood pressure, a family history of diabetes, and being overweight or obese are just a few of the many risk factors for diabetes.

  • How do they test for diabetes in Los Angeles?

    Diabetes can be detected with a simple blood test. Many practitioners use the A1C test or a private fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test to diagnose diabetes. The A1C test measures your blood sugar over the previous two or three months, whereas the FPG test measures your blood sugar following an overnight fast. The results of the A1C test are ready in minutes, whereas the results of the FPG test are usually available in a few hours.

  • What is the blood test for diabetes?

    The A1C blood test and the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test are the two most used diabetes diagnostics. The A1C test is also known as the HbA1C test, hemoglobin A1C test, or glycated hemoglobin test. This test allows you to eat and drink before the test, but the FPG test requires you to fast for at least eight hours prior to the test and only drink sips of water until it is completed.

  • How much does a diabetes test cost in Los Angeles?

    Diabetes testing is covered by many health insurance programs. Calling your insurance carrier directly to find out how much diabetes testing would cost you is the simplest way to find out. Free Los Angeles diabetes screenings are available in several pharmacies, health fairs, community centers, and large stores that provide drugstore services. If you do not have health insurance, inquire about the cost of diabetes testing with your doctor or local drugstore.

  • Is a diabetes test covered by my insurance?

    Most health insurance plans will cover diabetes testing and diagnosis. Contact your health insurance provider directly to learn more about your coverage and any fees related with diabetes testing. If your insurance plan does not cover diabetes testing, ask your local Los Angeles pharmacies and drugstores about free or low-cost testing possibilities.

  • Where can I get a diabetes test in Los Angeles?

    A number of primary care physicians can perform diabetes testing. In some situations, your doctor may recommend you to a diabetic specialist called as an endocrinologist. Testing for diabetes is also available through pharmacies, outpatient laboratories, health fairs, and community centers. Speak with your healthcare provider to learn more about where to receive an accurate and reliable diabetes test.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for a diabetes test in Los Angeles?

    Same-day diabetes testing is available at many walk-in clinics and urgent care centers. Diabetes testing may be accessible the same day at pharmacies and retail locations that sell both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Contact your healthcare provider or local walk-in clinics to learn more about same-day diabetes testing options and pricing.

  • How can I book a diabetes test on Solv?

    You can use Solv to identify local healthcare providers in your area who can perform diabetes testing. Type "diabetes test" into the search bar, then enter your location and a time for your appointment. Solv will then present you with a list of local providers and their contact information, allowing you to book an appointment right away.

  • Can I test myself for diabetes at home?

    Diabetes cannot be diagnosed at home, but once diagnosed, you can monitor your blood sugar levels. Glucose test strips, glucose meters, and lancet devices are all common blood glucose testing for diabetics. Schedule a diabetes test with your healthcare provider if you suspect you have diabetes and want to be properly diagnosed.

  • What type of doctor treats diabetes?

    Diabetes is usually treated and managed successfully by a general practitioner. Some doctors may refer you to an endocrinologist, a specialist in endocrine system disorders such thyroid problems, infertility, and diabetes. Inquire with your doctor about diabetic services and whether you need a referral to an endocrinologist who specializes in the management of this chronic illness.

Los Angeles Diabetes Testing

Diabetes tests are used to identify prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. There are several diabetes tests available, however the A1C and FPG tests are the most often used diabetes diagnostic tests.

In diabetes tests, a small sample of your blood is collected and studied at the clinic or sent to a laboratory for further examination. The results of most tests are accessible within minutes or a few hours, depending on the type of test.

Adults in a certain age range or with diabetes risk factors are typically encouraged to get a routine diabetes screening. Between weeks 24 and 28, pregnant women are frequently checked for gestational diabetes to avoid complications such as premature birth and hypoglycemia.

Anyone who satisfies the diabetes risk factors should have a blood test. Diabetes in the family, being overweight or obese, and not getting enough exercise are all common risk factors.

The A1C and random blood sugar testing do not require fasting. Your healthcare expert will take a little sample of blood to examine your blood glucose levels. A1C readings of less than 5.6 percent indicate normal blood sugar levels, 5.7 percent to 6.4 percent indicate prediabetes, and 6.5 percent or higher indicate diabetes. A blood sugar level of 200 mg/dL or greater on a random test indicates diabetes.

You must fast overnight before having your blood drawn for the FPG and glucose tolerance tests. A blood sugar level of 99 mg/dL or less indicates normal blood sugar levels, 100 to 125 mg/dL indicates prediabetes, and more than 125 mg/dL indicates diabetes.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. American Family Physician. Diabetes Mellitus: Screening and Diagnosis.
    https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p103.html
  2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes.
    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes Tests.
    https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/getting-tested.html
  4. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Diabetes Tests and Diagnosis.
    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis
  5. National Cancer Institute. Endocrinologist.
    https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/endocrinologist
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes Risk Factors.
    https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/risk-factors.html

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