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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot keep blood glucose levels in the normal range. When we eat food it is broken down in our gut and glucose levels in our blood start to rise. High glucose levels can cause damage to blood vessels so the pancreas produces a chemical called insulin which takes glucose out of the blood and stores it safely, ready to be released when energy is needed. 

Diabetes is when the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin, or the body stops responding to insulin. The common symptoms that people experience are thirst, passing lots of urine, tiredness and frequent urine infections.

Do not worry about determining for yourself which, if any, diabetes test you need. This is something that your doctor will be able to determine and explain during your consultation. All our tests are available same day with some of the fastest results in London. One of our doctors will take the time to explain to you what your test results mean and put in place any appropriate next steps based on those results.

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How it Works

1. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Choose from any of our 7 London blood test clinics, open 7 days

2. MEET WITH A DOCTOR

They can advise on suitable tests and take a blood or urine sample

3. RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS

You will be emailed your results, analysis and recommendations

4. FOLLOW UP (OPTIONAL)

Follow up consultation only £25 for further treatment or advice

Diabetes & related tests

Test Cost Results
DocTap Health Screen £73 1 working day

HAEMATOLOGY

FBC with 5-part Diff

BIOCHEMISTRY

Urea and Electrolytes
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Urea, Creatinine, eGFR

Liver Function Tests
Bilirubin, Alk Phos, AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin

Lipid Profile
Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, non-HDL Cholesterol

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

DocTap Unwell Patient Screen £124 1 working day

HAEMATOLOGY

FBC with 5-part Diff

BIOCHEMISTRY

Urea and Electrolytes
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Urea, Creatinine, eGFR

Liver Function Tests
Bilirubin, Alk Phos, AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Thyroid profile
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine (T4)

DocTap Over 40s Male Screen £97 1 working day

HAEMATOLOGY

FBC with 5-part Diff

BIOCHEMISTRY

Urea and Electrolytes
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Urea, Creatinine, eGFR

Liver Function Tests
Bilirubin, Alk Phos, AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin

Lipid Profile
Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, non-HDL Cholesterol

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

TUMOUR MARKERS

Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)

Diabetic Profile 1 £49 1 working day

Glucose
HbA1c

Diabetic Profile 2 £97 2 working days

Glucose
HbA1c
Microalbumin

DL1L Biochemistry Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £42 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)

As DL1 plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

DL2L Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £60 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)

As DL2 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

DL6L General Well Person Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £116 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)

As DL6 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

Glucose £22 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)
Glucose Tolerance Test (Extended) £110 1 working day
Glucose Tolerance Test (Short) £80 1 working day
Glucose Tolerance with Insulin £315 1 working day
HbA1c £37 1 working day
Insulin £46 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)
Insulin Resistance (Fasting) £67 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)
Magnesium (Whole blood £75 4 working days
Well Man Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £150 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)

As DL7 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

Well Woman Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £150 Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)

As DL8 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

This is only a small sample of the many blood tests which DocTap provide. Our expert doctors can advise you during your consultation on the most appropriate tests for your condition. View all blood tests.

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Why Choose DocTap?

DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private blood testing service in London. With 12 blood test centres across London and same day appointments available 7 days a week, it has never been easier to book a diabetes test. We are proud to partner with The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) which has a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Unlike many blood test clinics, you will see a UK accredited GP who will be able to offer their expert option on what test is most appropriate for you. Your results will also be accompanied by a written analysis of what they mean and what your doctor advises you to do next. Should additional treatment be required, or if you simply wish to discuss the results in more detail, then you can book a 15 minute follow up consultation for only £25. This can either be at any DocTap clinic or over the phone. When booking your follow up consultation you can request to see you original doctor if you wish (subject to their availability).

Should you require a full consulation before deciding to have a diabetes test then there may be insufficient time to also take a blood sample in the appointment. In that case you can choose to either go to our walk in laboratory by Oxford Street (£15 phlebotomy fee applies) or to make a second appointment for the doctor to take the bloods.

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Advice from expert UK doctors
12 London clinics, open 7 days
Blood tests & screens from £14
Fast results, many same day
Includes doctor's report and plan
Follow up with GP (£25, optional)
World class partner lab (TDL)
No sales incentives for doctors

What are the different types of diabetes?

In medicine we recognise two forms of diabetes that we call Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas stops producing insulin altogether and is usually in younger people. These people need to inject themselves with insulin regularly to avoid getting ill from very high glucose levels in their blood.

Type 2 diabetes is when the pancreas produces less insulin (although usually still makes some), and the body stops responding to the insulin. These people may be able to control this by improving their diet or may need tablets. If their blood sugars remain high then some people will need  insulin injections. Please book an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss type 2 diabetes diagnosis or type 2 diabetes tests.

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