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A1C Now Self Check HbA1c Self Test Device - 2 Tests Included

A1C Now
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Perfect for Home Use

A1CNow® SELF CHECK system provides a fast and easy way of obtaining accurate HbA1c results in the home.  Commonly referred to as A1C, an HbA1c measures the last 2 to 3 month average of your blood glucose.  The A1CNow SELF CHECK products comes in a convenient 2-test pack with all the items you need to complete both tests (monitor, test cartridge, fingerstick lancet and blood collector.)

This may be the same device your physician uses to measure your A1C results in the exam room.  A1CNow systems are trusted by the medical community.

  • Results displayed in 5 minutes
  • Small, portable size
  • Small fingerstick blood sample
  • No maintenance
  • Delivered to your doorstep
  • Affordable
  • Easy-to-Use

How does it work?

A1CNow® SELF CHECK system provides a fast and easy way of obtaining accurate HbA1c results in the home. When the body processes sugar, glucose in the bloodstream naturally attaches to haemoglobin. The amount of glucose that combines with this protein is directly proportional to the total amount of sugar that is in your system at that time. This means that measuring glycated haemoglobin (or HbA1c) can be used to reflect average blood glucose levels over that duration, providing a useful longer-term gauge of blood glucose control.

Is it accurate?

Accuracy studies were conducted with 189 subjects with and without diabetes across three US sites. Fingerstick sampling was performed on each subject for testing with A1CNow+, and venous blood was collected from each subject for comparative testing using an NGSP-certified method. A1CNow+ results were compared to the NGSP reference results.

The results showed that the accuracy of A1CNow+, with fingerstick samples was, on average, 99%.

How does HBA1c differ from a blood glucose level?

HBA1c provides a longer-term trend, similar to an average, of how high your blood sugar levels have been over a period of time. This is measured using a fasting plasma glucose test, which can be carried out using blood taken from a finger or can be taken from a blood sample from the arm.However, fasting glucose tests provide an indication of your current glucose levels only, whereas the HbA1c test serves as an overall marker of what your average levels are over a period of 2-3 months.

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Haemoglobin is a protein component of the red blood cell and carries oxygen around the body. When haemoglobin joins with glucose it becomes glycated to form glycated haemoglobin A (HbA1c or A1c). HbA1c or A1c tests can measure the level of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in your blood over a period of 8 – 12 weeks, which provides useful information on glucose control.

This measurement can be beneficial in general health checks, directing you to seek appropriate medical advice if needed, or used to check and monitor you if you are diabetic. A1CNow® SELF CHECK is easy to use, quick, efficient, and accurate measuring HbA1C in 5 minutes from a single drop of blood.

Portable and compact, the device can be used anywhere at any time, you can even measure your A1c levels in the comfort of your own home! There is no need for any special diets or fasting, and all you need to perform the test(s) are provided in the kit. No additional equipment is needed.

The A1CNow® SELF CHECK embraces new concepts for self-monitoring – there is no need to continuously buy new tests or maintain your device. Now all you need is the kit – once you have used the two test cartridges the analyser can be discarded!

The A1CNow® SELF CHECK has built-in quality control checks ensuring the device is working at its optimum. The device has been certified by the National Glycohaemoglobin Standardisation Program which develops standards for A1c tests and is also CE marked.

The A1CNow® SELF CHECK kit contains all the equipment you need to perform 2 HbA1c tests.

Important notes
* Do not make any changes to your treatment, lifestyle or diet based on the A1CNow® SELF CHECK without consulting your doctor. These tests do not replace regular blood glucose monitoring or doctor’s advice/treatment plan.

PLEASE NOTE – This test involves the use of the safety lancet device to withdraw blood from your finger. Please ensure the person being tested is seated during the blood withdrawal process.

In vitro use only

Do not routinely offer self-monitoring of blood glucose levels for adults with type 2 unless:

  • The person is on insulin or
  • There is evidence of hypoglycaemic episodes or
  • The person is on oral medication that may increase their risk of hypoglycaemia while driving or operating machinery or
  • The person is pregnant, or is planning to become pregnant.

6 Simple Steps

  • Collect blood in acaipllary provided
  • Insert blood into collector
  • Shake collector to mix blood with reaction solution
  • Insert test cartridge into reader
  • Dispense blood sample into cartridge
  • Read results after 5 minutes
Customer Reviews
David Hughes
David Hughes, 62, is a retired teacher from Truro in Cornwall. He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2004. ‘It was a shock to be diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I was reasonably fit and active, six foot one inches tall and weighed around twelve stone. ‘I didn’t have a sweet tooth, I had no family history of the condition and no real symptoms apart from tiredness. ‘In fact, if I hadn’t been in hospital for another completely separate health issue, I might not have been diagnosed for several years. ‘Once I was diagnosed I was determined to do as much as possible to self-manage my condition through diet and exercise. ‘I currently take Metformin and Gliclazide, but I also monitor my blood glucose levels daily, sometimes several times a day, always before I drive, and, if my glucose levels are too high, I will try to reduce it by taking more exercise and cutting out carbohydrates. ‘I have recently started exploring the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) dietary regime with some success. ‘I have my HbA1c levels monitored at my diabetes clinic every six months or so and I understand that the test provides a reading of my long term blood glucose levels over the previous two to three months. ‘Clinicians use it because it is more accurate than a daily reading which I believe can fluctuate wildly. ‘I think self-management is extremely important for people with diabetes, not least because it gives us some control over our condition. ‘Being able to monitor my HbA1c levels every three months at home with the ‘A1cNow’ monitor means that I can keep an even closer eye on my long term diabetes condition allowing me to make informed decisions about diet, exercise and my medication. ‘The HbA1c provides me with clinical standard information and confidence that my diabetes is under control, or if not, will ensure that I get the help I need as early as possible.’

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Name: Andrew
Q: Is the A1C kit reusable and do you sell the test cartridges and lancets separately to enable reuse?
A:

No - The A1C Now Package includes 2 Tests and is disposable after use. Considering it is advised to take a HbA1C Test every 3-6 months it has been designed so you don't need test cartridges. We recommend normal Lancets for finger prick such as Glucorx Sterile Lancets

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