Affordable, good choice for those without insurance.

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For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information. A1c test provides an easy and affordable alternative to visiting your doctor for your quarterly testing.

This easy to use, mail away test provides lab certified results in as few as 5 days.

Pros: Convenient, readily available at Walmart with no prescription needed.

Your diabetes specialist/general practitioner normally only want to take a A1C test every 90-180 days.

To me, that was way too long of an interval to see what short term progress I may be making with changing diabetes treatments.

Although the A1C test is designed to test your average glucose reading over the last 90 days, it is important to know that, due to cell death patterns, the test is heavily weighted towards your level over the last 30 days.

Cons: The two lancets provided are one-time use only and cannot be re-set for repeat use should more than two sticks be needed to obtain an adequate amount of blood to completely fill the test circles as instructed.

Even by carefully following directions, some people may find it difficult to maintain the necessary blood flow to completely fill the test circles with a single application of blood.

Multiple applications of blood are allowed as long as one drop of blood is not placed on top of another although some overlapping is impossible to avoid completely.

I wonder how much, if any, this would affect test accuracy.