Diabetes test

Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offers a wide range of private blood tests and investigations including diabetes tests. Speak to your GP if you would like a private diabetes test and ask for a referral to Spire Hartswood Hospital. Alternatively please contact us for more information about diabetes testing.

Diabetes is an increasingly common disorder which results in the level of sugar in the blood being too high. This usually occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin. Diabetes can be easily diagnosed through a blood test to measure the level of sugar in the blood.

Diabetes testing at Spire Healthcare

There are two main types of diabetes – type I and type II – type II is the most common and is usually treated through diet, exercise and drug treatment. Type I diabetes more commonly occurs in young people and always requires treatment of insulin injections.

Blood testing is also used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment with drugs or insulin. Common tests include blood glucose and the HbA1C test. A small sample of blood is taken and tested in our laboratories.

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Quality blood tests and investigations

Our highly advanced range of analysis techniques mean that your results will be with your GP quickly to help with speedy diagnosis and possible further treatment.

Blood testing is available:
Monday to Thursday 0830 – 2000
Friday 0830 -1930
Saturday 0830 – 1200

We offer a walk-in service for most blood tests. 

However, appointments must be made in advance for Glucose Tolerance Tests, Synacthen Tests and any blood tests on children aged 3 - 13.

To make appointments for these tests please call the switchboard on 01277 232 525.

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