Diabetes Testing Birmingham & Sutton Coldfield
Early detection of diabetes is crucial for effective management and prevention of complications. A diabetes screening test provides a valuable means of identifying individuals at risk and those who may already be in the early stages of the condition.
At Private Medical Clinic, we emphasise the importance of timely screening to ensure that potential issues are addressed proactively.
HbA1c Test – £149
Quick and Accurate Results
Managed by Our GPs
Rapid Diabetes Testing
We can diagnose diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes using blood tests. The blood tests show if your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than the range that is healthy for you. Blood tests can also help identify the type of diabetes you have.
Health Check Ups
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by abnormal blood sugar levels, and there are two main categories: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes results from the immune system attacking insulin-producing cells, while Type 2 diabetes arises when the body either fails to produce sufficient insulin or the cells do not respond adequately to it. Among these, Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent.
What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
Being aware of the symptoms and risk factors associated with diabetes is crucial for early intervention. Symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, slow-healing wounds, and blurred vision. It’s important to remember that Type 1 diabetes can progress rapidly, while Type 2 diabetes might develop over years with subtle symptoms. By understanding these signs, individuals can take prompt action to address their health concerns.
The HbA1c test, also known as the glycated hemoglobin test, is a primary blood test used for diabetes diagnosis. This test provides a snapshot of your average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months, offering a comprehensive understanding of your glycemic control. Our skilled professionals conduct this test efficiently, requiring a small blood sample from a vein in your arm. A level of 48mmol/mol or above indicates diabetes, while levels between 42 and 48mmol/mol suggest a risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Basic Screen (Full Blood Count, Kidney & Liver Tests, Bone Screen, Cholesterol and Thyroid)
Full Screen (Basic + Sugar, Iron, Vitamin B12/Folate, Vitamin D, Testosterone, Male/Female Hormones and Cancer Markers)
Other Blood Tests
Blood Group (ABO)
QHCG Pregnancy (Blood) Test
Booking your health screening or check-up appointment with Private Medical Clinic is easy. Simply select a date and time from our online calendar, or give us a call to schedule your appointment. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
Our health check packages include a full consultation with a GP, lifestyle guidance, and comprehensive healthcare advice. We also provide a detailed report for you to take home, which includes the results of your health check and any recommendations for further treatment or lifestyle changes.
At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of convenient and timely access to medication. That’s why we’ve partnered with signatureRx, a highly reputable online prescription provider, to ensure that our patients receive their prescriptions directly to their email.
This service eliminates the need for paper prescriptions and you can pick up your medication from your normal pharmacy. Our doctors will issue your prescription via signatureRx, and you can simply pick up your prescription from any pharmacy.
We currently have clinics located in Birmingham & Sutton Coldfield for easy in-person testing and GP appointments.
We have partnered with a leading medical laboratory to provide next day results for our patients. However, in some cases there may be unforeseen delays. If you are waiting for your results, please contact the clinic directly.