The diagnosis of diabetes and the monitoring of the disease are important to ensuring you receive appropriate care. By using our My Lab ReQuest™ service, you can take a critical step in the prevention and management of diabetes by ordering your own Hemoglobin A1c test for just $21. Best of all, this test can be ordered directly without a doctor’s request, allowing you to take charge of your health and order the test when you need it.
Place your order online or download and complete our lab test request form and bring it with you to any of our 70 Patient Service Centers located throughout Arizona. Get fast, reliable test results within a matter of days from Arizona’s market share leader in clinical lab testing. Ready to get started? Place your order online in just three easy steps!
Why Order Your Own A1c Test with My Lab ReQuest™?
Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for direct access testing in the state of Arizona, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest™ service to order diabetes tests and various other tests available under our My Lab ReQuest™ menu. Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:
As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories serves more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality.
Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 70 patient service centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.
Learn More About the Hemoglobin A1c Test for Diabetes
What is the hemoglobin A1c test used for?
The Hemoglobin A1c test is used to monitor glucose and is an important test for diabetes management and the detection of diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition. The test measures the percentage of hemoglobin in your red blood cells that has become glycated (bound with sugar). Diabetes that is not diagnosed or not properly managed can potentially lead to serious health complications such as heart and kidney disease.
Who is at risk for diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people across the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of people with diabetes don’t know that they have it. Additionally, over 84 million Americans are estimated to have prediabetes, and 90% of people with prediabetes don’t know that they have it.
Given the impact that diabetes can have on your health, it’s important to know if you’re at greater risk for the disease and to continue to monitor your status over time if you currently have diabetes. According to the CDC, you're at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, if you are:
- Age 45 or older
- Have someone in your immediate family with type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than 3 times a week
- African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, or Alaska Native (some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk)
Are you unsure if you’re at risk for prediabetes? Visit https://doihaveprediabetes.org/ to take a risk test to evaluate your risk for prediabetes. The website, developed by the American Diabetes Association, can help you to evaluate your risk for prediabetes and also provides resources on to help you take steps to prevent diabetes.
What are the common symptoms of diabetes?
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have similar symptoms. In general, the most common symptoms of diabetes are:
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
How often should you get tested?
According to the American Diabetes Association, your doctor should measure your A1c levels at least twice a year if you're living with diabetes. In some cases, the test may be required more frequently. Talk to your doctor about how often you should go in for testing.
A1c test results and normal ranges
Results from an A1c test are usually available within one to two days, but may take longer in certain cases. According to the American Diabetes Association, a normal range for the test is any number less than 5.7%. Prediabetes is an A1c from 5.7% to 6.4% and diabetes is diagnosed as an A1c greater than or equal to 6.5%. For additional information on diabetes diagnosis and disease prevention and management, please visit the American Diabetes Association website.
Diabetes Calculator – Convert A1c to eAG or eAG to A1c
The results from an A1c test can also be converted to an eAg, or average glucose. The eAG is beneficial in that it allows you to read your test results using the same units that are commonly used through self-monitoring meters.
To assist you in interpreting your score, the American Diabetes Association has created a calculator that can be used to convert A1c to eAG or eAG to A1c. Please use the link below to calculate your results and to learn about the difference between eAG and the average on your monitor:
For additional information on diabetes, please visit the American Diabetes Association website. The American Diabetes has a local office in Phoenix that serve Arizonans and New Mexicans. Information on upcoming events, local youth programs, and volunteer opportunities in Arizona can be accessed from the local office's website.
In addition, our parent company, Banner Health, offers classes and support groups for those that are living with diabetes. The Arizona chapter of JDRF also hosts local events and provides online resources in support of those with type 1 diabetes.
Order Your Own A1c Test
Order a Hemoglobin A1c test for just $21 & pay for your test in 3 easy steps. Additional diabetes tests and other wellness screenings are also available.
- 1 Select Tests
- 2 Preferences & Authorization
- 3 Payment & Schedule
*Available under Diabetes category on test menu page
Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.
My Lab ReQuest Patient Testimonial
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