Diabetes Test Plus

Diabetes Test Plus

Home-To-Lab

Dried Blood Spot (DBS)

HbA1c, 13 fatty acids

This home-to-lab measures HbA1c and 13 different fatty acids. Chronic low-grade inflammation is a hallmark of type-2 diabetes. It contributes to insulin resistance, which impairs the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels. HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is a key marker used to assess long-term blood glucose control in people with type-2 diabetes. An imbalanced fatty acid profile, particularly the AA/EPA ratio can contribute to chronic inflammation, which in turn exacerbates insulin resistance and leads to higher HbA1c levels. Incorporating more omega-3 fatty acids into the diet while reducing omega-6 intake can help manage inflammation, improve blood sugar control, and lower HbA1c levels, thereby supporting better overall diabetes management and metabolic health.

Key Indicators Reported: HbA1c, eAG, AA/EPA ratio

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by persistent hyperglycemia and is the most prominent disease related to failure of blood sugar regulation. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose nter your cells in order to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Over
time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems.

Hemoglobin (Hb) is the predominant protein found in red blood cells. It gives blood its red color, and its main function is to carry oxygen throughout the body. As glucose builds up in the blood, it binds to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The HbA1c test measures the amount of hemoglobin with attached glucose. An HbA1c result of 6.5% implies that HbA1c accounts for 6.5% of the total hemoglobin in your blood. Red blood cells are produced continuously in our body and live for about 120 days. The level of HbA1c at any time is contributed by all circulating RBCs, from the oldest (120 days) to the youngest.

Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are dietary fatty acids of Omega-6 and Omega-3 type respectively. AA and EPA are precursors to the most important inflammatory mediators (Eicosanoids) and are thus biomarkers for inflammation. Higher the AA to EPA ratio, greater the likelihood of developing chronic and lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autoimmune diseases and CKD. The recommended optimal level of AA to EPA ratio is less than 3:1.5 An effective dietary intervention to reduce AA in the body is through a reduced intake of dietary animal sources—meat, eggs, dairy—or to reduce the intake of plant oils and grains rich in Linoleic acid.

Some factors may interfere with the accuracy of A1C test results. These include – pregnancy, recent or heavy blood loss, recent blood transfusion, conditions that result in insufficient red blood cells (anemias).

If you have any of the following diabetes symptoms, you should get your HbA1c levels tested.

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Delayed Healing
  • Prone to infections

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by persistent hyperglycemia and is the most prominent disease related to failure of blood sugar regulation. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose nter your cells in order to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems.

Hemoglobin (Hb) is the predominant protein found in red blood cells. It gives blood its red color, and its main function is to carry oxygen throughout the body. As glucose builds up in the blood, it binds to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The HbA1c test measures the amount of hemoglobin with attached glucose. An HbA1c result of 6.5% implies that HbA1c accounts for 6.5% of the total hemoglobin in your blood. Red blood cells are produced continuously in our body and live for about 120 days. The level of HbA1c at any time is contributed by all circulating RBCs, from the oldest (120 days) to the youngest.

Arachidonic Acid (AA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are dietary fatty acids of Omega-6 and Omega-3 type respectively. AA and EPA are precursors to the most important inflammatory mediators (Eicosanoids) and are thus biomarkers for inflammation. Higher the AA to EPA ratio, greater the likelihood of developing chronic and lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autoimmune diseases and CKD. The recommended optimal level of AA to EPA ratio is less than 3:1.5 An effective dietary intervention to reduce AA in the body is through a reduced intake of dietary animal sources—meat, eggs, dairy—or to reduce the intake of plant oils and grains rich in Linoleic acid.

Some factors may interfere with the accuracy of A1C test results. These include – pregnancy, recent or heavy blood loss, recent blood transfusion, conditions that result in insufficient red blood cells (anemias).

If you have any of the following diabetes symptoms, you should get your HbA1c levels tested.

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Delayed Healing
  • Prone to infections

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