Samples are collected at the point-of-care and sent to a lab. Within 3 to 5 days after lab receives the pod, results are available for download from a secure website. This pod tests A1C, lipids, and glucose levels.
Professional use only
Pods must be drop-shipped from PTS Diagnostics.
Account with CoreMedical Labs is necessary.
CoreMedical Labs will send pre-printed/bar coded requisition forms.
The PTS Pod system offers a variety of different lab-based tests. The lipid profile is used as a part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individual's risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk. The Glucose panel is used as part of a diabetic risk assessment. The A1C panel is used to monitor A1C levels after a diabetes diagnosis has been given.
After a diabetes diagnosis, the A1C test is used to monitor your diabetes treatment plan. Since the A1C test measures your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months instead of your blood sugar level at a point in time, it is a better reflection of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working overall.
Your doctor will likely use the A1C test when you're first diagnosed with diabetes. This also helps establish a baseline A1C level. The test may then need to be repeated while you're learning to control your blood sugar.
Later, how often you need the A1C test depends on the type of diabetes you have, your treatment plan and how well you're managing your blood sugar.
For example, the A1C test may be recommended:
The Glucose test is usually given after a fasting period of 8 hours. High blood sugar and diabetes may not cause symptoms in the early stages. A fasting blood sugar test is almost always done to screen for diabetes. If you are over age 45, you should be tested every 3 years.
If you have any of the risk factors below, ask your health care provider about getting tested at an earlier age and more often:
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