Diabetes Screening

86 million. That’s how many people have prediabetes in the United States right now according to the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes often does not have any symptoms, and many don’t know they have it.

Prediabetes indicates the sugar in your blood (your blood glucose level) is elevated, but not to the point you have a clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. (Type 1 diabetes is not due to lifestyle or diet and occurs in five percent of diabetes patients – mostly in children and young adults.)

Prediabetes and diabetes are common, yet serious, conditions. When left untreated or unmanaged, it could lead to serious health problems.

Screening for diabetes is important.

Lab tests for diabetes screening

If you or a doctor want to determine if you’re at risk for prediabetes or if you have diabetes, there are several blood tests capable of offering reliable answers according to the
American Diabetes Association. Test Smartly Labs can offer a variety of blood draws including:

  • A1C – checks average blood glucose for the past 2-3 months
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) – no eating or drinking at least 8 hours before the test
  • Plasma Glucose Test – tests blood glucose at any time of the day

There is good news. Prediabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes.

Common Diabetes Panels

Here are the standard panels for diabetes screening:

Diabetes Health Panel Basic

  • Glucose (Fasting)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (Average Glucose)
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Diabetes Health Panel Comprehensive

  • Glucose (Fasting)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (Average Glucose)
  • Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
  • Lipid Panel with Cholesterol:HDL Ratio
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Diabetes Health Panel Ultimate

  • Glucose (Fasting)
  • Hemoglobin A1c (Average Glucose)
  • Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
  • CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
  • Lipid Panel with Cholesterol:HDL Ratio
  • CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • C-Peptide Serum (pancreas)
  • Insulin, Free and Total Serum
  • Uric Acid, Serum
  • AST, Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)(SGOT) Liver Test
  • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
  • Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD) Autoantibody, GAD65

To learn more or request your labs be drawn, contact us.