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4.69(13 reviews)
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10 N Nansemond St, Richmond, VA 2322110 N Nansemond St
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  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.69(13 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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10 N Nansemond St, Richmond, VA 2322110 N Nansemond St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.2(560 reviews)
1500 N 28th St, Richmond, VA 232231500 N 28th St
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.
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4.53(550 reviews)
5855 Bremo Rd, Richmond, VA 232265855 Bremo Rd
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  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Wonderful experience! Came here for a diabetes (blood sugar) test for my mother. It was a very short wait time. We came 6 minutes before the appointment, the estimated wait time after checking in was 6 minutes, and we were taken in for the test in about 4 minutes after check in. We will definitely return to this location.
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$89
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$79
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4.31(488 reviews)
7307 Boulder View Ln, Richmond, VA 232257307 Boulder View Ln
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  • 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 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

I went to this location on Saturday morning and was able to check-in smoothly using the kiosk. Arrived 10-15 mins early for my 10:00 appointment and was seen by 10:03. The staff who helped me through the entire appointment was pleasant, careful, and efficient.
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4.21(403 reviews)
8239 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 231118239 Meadowbridge Rd
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!
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$89
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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$39
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$199
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4.53(519 reviews)
7001 Forest Ave, Richmond, VA 232307001 Forest Ave
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  • 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
labcorp

Recent patient review

Wonderful experience! Came here for a diabetes (blood sugar) test for my mother. It was a very short wait time. We came 6 minutes before the appointment, the estimated wait time after checking in was 6 minutes, and we were taken in for the test in about 4 minutes after check in. We will definitely return to this location.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.46(538 reviews)
8040 Villa Park Dr, Richmond, VA 232288040 Villa Park Dr
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.26(426 reviews)
8220 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 231168220 Meadowbridge Rd
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!
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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.

Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.47(533 reviews)
7229 Forest Ave, Richmond, VA 232267229 Forest Ave
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  • 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
labcorp

Recent patient review

Wonderful experience! Came here for a diabetes (blood sugar) test for my mother. It was a very short wait time. We came 6 minutes before the appointment, the estimated wait time after checking in was 6 minutes, and we were taken in for the test in about 4 minutes after check in. We will definitely return to this location.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.49(413 reviews)
801 S HAM LN, Richmond, VA 23229801 S HAM LN
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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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4.57(495 reviews)
10710 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 2323510710 Midlothian Turnpike
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.39(401 reviews)
2416 Colony Crossing Pl, Midlothian, VA 231122416 Colony Crossing Pl
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  • 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
labcorp

Recent patient review

Super quick and clean! I waited for less than 5 min & check in was smooth. The technician who took the sample did it quickly and I barely felt the needle
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.36(521 reviews)
18111 Brookhurst St, Midlothian, VA 2311318111 Brookhurst St
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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 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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Glucose Test
$49
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Hemoglobin A1c Test
$49
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4.13(401 reviews)
611 Watkins Centre Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23114611 Watkins Centre Pkwy
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  • 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
labcorp

Recent patient review

Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.21(575 reviews)
7300 Ashlake Pkwy, Chesterfield, VA 238327300 Ashlake Pkwy
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Super quick and clean! I waited for less than 5 min & check in was smooth. The technician who took the sample did it quickly and I barely felt the needle
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
Book now
Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.25(542 reviews)
4700 Puddledock Rd, Prince George, VA 238754700 Puddledock Rd
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  • 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 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
labcorp

Recent patient review

Had an fast and pleasant experience at this location. I was in and out within 10 minutes and the phlebotomist who drew my blood made the process extremely easy and as pain free as possible. Would definitely recommend this location.
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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test
$169
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) & Cholesterol Test
$89
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) At-Home Collection Test
$79
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Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) Test
$39
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Men's Health Blood Test
$199
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Women's Health Blood Test
$199
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4.47(487 reviews)
340 CBL Dr, Petersburg, VA 23805340 CBL Dr
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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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4.29(534 reviews)
8943 State Route 30, Richmond, VA 232298943 State Route 30
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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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2028 Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA 232302028 Dabney Rd
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Diabetes Test FAQs

  • Who should get a diabetes test?

    Adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who are overweight or obese should be tested for diabetes every three years, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force. The American Diabetes Association advises yearly diabetes screening for people 45 and older, as well as adults under 45 who have substantial diabetes risk factors. Some of the many risk factors for diabetes include high blood pressure, a family history of diabetes, and being overweight or obese.

  • How do they test for diabetes in Virginia?

    A simple blood test can be used to detect diabetes. To diagnose diabetes, many Virginia clinicians utilize the A1C test or a private fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test. The A1C test determines your blood sugar level over the past two or three months, while the FPG test determines your blood sugar level after an overnight fast. The A1C test results are accessible in minutes, whereas the FPG test results are normally available in a few hours.

  • What is the blood test for diabetes?

    The most often used diabetes tests are the A1C blood test and the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test. The HbA1C test, hemoglobin A1C test, and glycated hemoglobin test are all variations of the A1C test. This test permits you to eat and drink before the test, but the FPG test requires you to fast for at least eight hours before to the test and only drink sips of water until the test is finished.

  • How much does a diabetes test cost in Virginia?

    Many health insurance policies cover diabetes testing. The easiest way to find out how much diabetes testing will cost you is to call your insurance company directly. Some pharmacies, health fairs, community centers, and large shops that provide drugstore services may conduct free diabetes screenings. If you do not have health insurance, inquire with your doctor or local pharmacy about the cost of diabetes testing.

  • Is a diabetes test covered by my insurance?

    Diabetes testing and diagnosis are usually covered by most health insurance plans. To discover more about your coverage and any costs associated with diabetes testing, contact your health insurance provider directly. If your insurance plan does not cover diabetes testing, inquire about free or low-cost testing options at local pharmacies and drugstores in your area.

  • Where can I get a diabetes test in Virginia?

    Diabetes testing is available from a variety of primary care physicians. However, your doctor may refer you to a diabetes expert known as an endocrinologist in specific cases. Diabetes testing can also be done at pharmacies, outpatient laboratories, health fairs, and community centers. To discover more about where to get an accurate and reliable diabetes test, speak with your healthcare professional.

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

    Many walk-in clinics and urgent care centers offer same-day diabetes testing. Same-day diabetes testing may be available at pharmacies and retail outlets that sell over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals. To learn more about same-day diabetes testing choices and pricing, contact your healthcare practitioner or local walk-in clinics.

  • How can I book a diabetes test on Solv?

    You can use Solv to find local healthcare providers who can provide diabetes testing in your region. In the search field, type "diabetes test," input your location, and indicate when you'd like to have your appointment. Solv will then offer a list of local providers along with their contact information, allowing you to schedule an appointment right immediately.

  • Can I test myself for diabetes at home?

    Diabetes cannot be diagnosed at home, but you can monitor your blood sugar levels once you've been diagnosed. For persons with diabetes, common blood glucose tests include glucose test strips, glucose meters, and lancet devices. If you suspect you have diabetes and wish to be properly diagnosed, schedule a diabetes test with your healthcare professional.

  • What type of doctor treats diabetes?

    A general physician can typically successfully treat and manage diabetes. Some doctors may recommend you to an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in endocrine system illnesses such as thyroid issues, infertility, and diabetes. Inquire directly with your healthcare practitioner about available diabetes services and whether you require a referral to an endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment of this chronic illness.

Virginia Diabetes Test

Prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes are all diagnosed through diabetes tests. There are a variety of diabetes tests available, however the A1C and FPG tests are the most prevalent diabetes diagnostic tests.
A small sample of your blood is drawn and examined at the clinic or sent to a laboratory for additional examination in diabetes tests. Depending on the type of test, findings are usually available within minutes or a few hours.

Adults who are in a given age range or who have diabetes risk factors are usually advised to get a routine diabetes screening. Pregnant women are routinely tested for gestational diabetes between weeks 24 and 28 of their pregnancy to avoid problems such as premature birth and hypoglycemia.
Anyone who meets the risk criteria for diabetes should get a diabetes test. A family history of diabetes, being overweight or obese, and having a poor level of physical exercise are all common risk factors.

Fasting is not required for the A1C and random blood sugar tests. To check your blood glucose levels, your healthcare professional will collect a little sample of blood. A1C test results of 5.6 percent or less show normal blood sugar levels, 5.7 percent to 6.4 percent suggest prediabetes, and 6.5 percent or more indicate diabetes. A random blood sugar test result of 200 mg/dL or higher indicates diabetes.

Before your blood is obtained for the FPG and glucose tolerance tests, you must fast overnight. A FPG test result of 99 mg/dL or less shows normal blood sugar levels, a value of 100 to 125 mg/dL indicates prediabetes, and a reading of more than 125 mg/dL implies diabetes.

Sources

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Sources

  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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