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Carbon Health

3.92(12 reviews)
80 Summer St, Boston, MA 0211080 Summer St
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Carbon Health, Boston

Carbon Health

3.92(12 reviews)
80 Summer St, Boston, MA 0211080 Summer St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Lynn Urgent Care

Lynn Urgent Care

4.78(3.6k reviews)
776 Western Ave, Lynn, MA 01905776 Western Ave
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Awesome place with great workers!! Super friendly!!!
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ARCpoint Labs, Southboro - Framingham

ARCpoint Labs

5.0(6 reviews)
333 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772333 Turnpike Rd
OpenWed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.34(445 reviews)
320 Prather Ave, Boston, MA 02115320 Prather Ave
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I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Priority. 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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Priority Lab Testing

4.24(565 reviews)
13406 Medical Complex Dr, Boston, MA 0211513406 Medical Complex Dr
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Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.53(455 reviews)
1340 Boylston St, Boston, MA 022151340 Boylston St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.51(571 reviews)
1180 W Wilson St, Brookline, MA 024461180 W Wilson St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.11(498 reviews)
11 Old Park Ln Road, Boston, MA 0213511 Old Park Ln Road
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After receiving my results, I called Priority Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.15(524 reviews)
3700 Washington St, Boston, MA 021303700 Washington St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.21(477 reviews)
2800 N California St, Boston, MA 021352800 N California St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.27(551 reviews)
7737 Southwest Fwy, Boston, MA 021357737 Southwest Fwy
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.46(409 reviews)
15810 S 45Th St, Boston, MA 0212615810 S 45Th St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.37(457 reviews)
500 Congress St, Quincy, MA 02169500 Congress St
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After receiving my results, I called Priority Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.36(594 reviews)
500 Birchwood Ave, Saugus, MA 01906500 Birchwood Ave
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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 Priority 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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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.11(463 reviews)
20 Hope Ave, Waltham, MA 0245320 Hope Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 12:30 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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Priority Lab Testing

4.1(541 reviews)
340 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA 02184340 Wood Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.53(544 reviews)
200 Charlois Blvd, Waltham, MA 02453200 Charlois Blvd
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Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.48(456 reviews)
3400 Nw Expressway Bldg C, Braintree, MA 021843400 Nw Expressway Bldg C
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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 Priority 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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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.23(554 reviews)
106 Main St, Weymouth, MA 02188106 Main St
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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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Priority Lab Testing

4.33(582 reviews)
855 Montgomery St, Weymouth, MA 02190855 Montgomery St
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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 Test FAQs

  • Who should get a diabetes test in Boston?

    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 Boston?

    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 Boston?

    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 Boston 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 Boston pharmacies and drugstores about free or low-cost testing possibilities.

  • Where can I get a diabetes test in Boston?

    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 Boston?

    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.

Boston 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.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

Sources

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  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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