Diabetes Screening Package

A safe, quick, & superior option – no referral needed!

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Diabetes Monitoring Package

No Referral Required

Free Rescheduling & Cancellation

Rapid Results in 20 mins & from R50, All Inclusive

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What our EPIC clients have to say

Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!

Cheryl Clegg, Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.

Jaco, PI; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client
What a fast and friendly service!
Nadia, Maritime Solutions

My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

What Are the Tests in The Diabetes Screening Package?

If you are at risk for diabetes, these tests are crucial to take control of your health.

Total cost of this package from: R50

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Our Diabetes Screening Package Explained

Fasting Glucose Test

A fasting blood sugar test is used to measure sugar in your blood. This test is a simple, safe and common way to diagnose prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes. Our nurse will just need to prick your finger or use a needle to draw blood from a vein in your arm. To prepare for this test, don’t eat and only drink water for 8 to 12 hours before the test.

Inclusive cost: R50

Additional Tests On Request

Glucose Random Test

This blood test to check sugar levels. This test is done by pricking the finger to draw a small drop of blood. The blood is then wiped onto a test strip that will give a glucose (sugar) reading. Random glucose testing is a powerful tool, as it can help assess how diabetes is being managed.

Inclusive cost: R50

Hemoglobin A1c (HBA1C) Test

This test gives you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months with just one test. It is recommended for patients with and without diagnosed diabetes. Those who have diabetes need this test regularly to see if their levels are staying within range. It can tell if you need to adjust your diabetes medicines. But this test is also used to diagnose diabetes.

Inclusive cost: R155

Insulin Random Tests

This test measures the amount of insulin in your blood. An insulin in blood test is sometimes used along with other tests to help diagnose and monitor type 1 diabetes. To prepare for this test, don’t eat and only drink water for 8 to 12 hours before the test.

Inclusive cost: R155

Fasting Insulin Test

This test measures the insulin levels in your blood after at least 8 hours of fasting. Our nurse will collect a blood sample from your vein and send it to a lab for analysis. The fasting insulin test is an important but often overlooked test that can help identify insulin resistance.

Inclusive cost: R155

Lactate Test

This test measures the level of lactic acid, in your blood. Lactic acid is made by muscle tissue and by red blood cells, which carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body. Normally, the level of lactic acid in the blood is low.

Why is this test recommended in our diabetes package? 

Certain medicines cause the body to make too much lactic acid. These include a medicine for type 2 diabetes called metformin. If you are taking any of these medicines, you may be at a higher risk for lactic acidosis.

Inclusive cost: R225

Microalbumin-Urine Test

Albumin is a protein your body uses for tissue growth and repair. A microalbumin urine test checks for small (or “micro”) amounts of albumin in your urine — at levels so small a regular urine test might not find them. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, one of the things to look out for is kidney disease. A microalbumin urine test helps because it can find kidney problems before they get too far.

Inclusive cost: R225

The lab result provided by Epicentre does not provide a diagnosis. Laboratory test results should be taken to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis and treatment.

The Diabetes Screening Package Procedure

Coming in for this package is as easy as booking a test on our site or just coming through to one of our Drive-Thru testing centres. One of our nurses will take a little blood from you and use it to test for these health targets identified in this package.

Fasting is crucial to a number of tests in this package. You usually need to fast for 8–12 hours before you come in for this package.

Who Should Get The Diabetes Screening Package?

Having The Diabetes Screening Package is Helpful if:

You are looking to get a test done for an official purpose

You have symptoms that are worsening without a clear diagnosis

You have been asked by your doctor to do these tests

You have a personal or family history of diabetes

When Should You Get The Diabetes Screening Package?

This package is crucial for those at risk of diabetes and should be done as often as recommended by your doctor.

What Time Should I Come For My Test?

We would recommend coming in the morning as this test package needs fasting.

How Can the Diabetes Screening Package Help You?

You need knowledge to take control over your health. This package will help you get that.

This package is all round series of tests which is particularly useful for those at risk for diabetes. So, it will help you check on your overarching health and give you more information on which areas of your body you may need to focus on more.

Can I Get Extra Tests With This Package?

Yes! You can build your own custom packages, choose which tests you would like by ticking on the menu provided to you during your test. You can eliminate tests that

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