The hemoglobin A1c test tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. It’s also called HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin test, and glycohemoglobin. People 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. The A1c test is also used to diagnose diabetes.
All Better Lab is founded by Kalim A. Bhatti in 2018. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Capitol College and served the PA House of Representatives for over 20 years as a Communications Specialist. A graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Kalim raised his family in Harrisburg and continues to reside in Lower Paxton Township with his wife and new toddler.
Promise to You
At All Better Lab, we are committed to providing our customers excellent service and the area’s lowest prices. If you’re not happy with your current testing provider or have concerns about your costs then give us a call. We’re sure you’ll learn quickly how hard we’re willing to work to win your approval. Trust us, you won’t find anyone willing to work as hard as us at All Better Lab in Harrisburg, Pa. We’re not as big as companies like Concentra or Quest Diagnostics but our heart sure is and we will continue to do our best to provide the best prices, personalized service and mobile service.
For every test conducted, you’ll receive an instant copy of your Chain of Custody Form and E-Mail Copy of your Results within 24-36 hours. We’ll also followup with you, your doctor or your employer after results are posted.
With today’s widespread use of opioids, overuse has led to subsequent addictions and issues of safety and health concerns have increased. As a result, employers all over the country, have been forced to undertake stricter drug use control in the workplace. Statistics indicate that 70% of people with drug abuse issues are employed.
All Better Lab wishes to be the Harrisburg area’s best, economical and superior drug screening partner.
As with any difficult moment in our lives, we realize the first step in recovery is the acknowledgement of a problem.
With regular drug screenings, we believe, that individuals can rid themselves of the habit of using illegal drugs such as commonly available Marijuana.
All Better Lab understands the complexities of opioid abuse stemming from daily pain and do not judge one’s addictions. We wish everyone the best of health and happiness.
EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING
WHAT TO EXPECT – When you visit us, you’ll be asked for your photo ID to verify your identity. For Pre Employment Drug Screening, including DOT, we will ask you to fill out the necessary documentation such as a consent/release/ form and begin your Chain of Custody Form. For accuracy, we use state of the art electronic custody forms. Next, you’ll be asked to empty your pockets and leave your belongings in our secured area, wash your hands and then be given a cup to provide us your urine specimen. The sample will be labeled and sealed in your presence with your initials confirming the above procedure. We are proud to provide results within 24-36 hours.
For employers, you’ll receive a copy of the chain of custody form (CCF) and also the detailed results from our laboratory. The lab report will indicate the status of illegal drug and it’s cutoff/expected values all certified by our Lab Director who is a PHD and certified F-ABFT or American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
The Federal Government has taken the lead in protecting society by enacting strict standards for individuals which could cause harm if working under the influence of Opioids. This includes CDL tractor trailer drivers, airline pilots, train operators and many others. We are trained and compliant to perform DOT Compliant Drug Testing. Results are usually available within 24-36 hours for DOT Mandated tests as well. However, Positive results need to be verified by our Medical Review Officer before results are released. Additionally, when we conduct your DOT mandated test, we collect enough specimen for a split sample. In the event the results are not what you expect, you have the right to dispute the results and have the split sample retested.
BLOOD TESTING coming soon
All Better Lab’s mission is to help manage your health as affordably and efficiently as possible. We understand not everyone has health insurance or those that do, the Insurance Deductible is so high it’s not worth going to a doctor. That’s why you will soon be able to come in to All Better Lab and have your blood drawn and tested, all without paying or visiting your doctor. Results will be available at the earliest and provided directly to you. What’s more, many of our tests begin at just $45.99.
MOST COMMONLY REQUESTED TESTS
DIABETES MAINTENANCE PANEL
The goals of diabetes testing are to screen for high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia), to detect and diagnose diabetes and prediabetes, to monitor and control glucose levels over time, and to detect and monitor complications.
Tests may be used:
- When someone has signs and symptoms suggesting diabetes
- When a person has risk factors or a condition that is associated with diabetes
- When a person presents to the emergency room with an acute condition
- On a regular basis, to monitor diabetes and glucose control
Screening for diabetes that occurs during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) is different than testing the general population. See the section on Gestational Diabetes for more on this.
According to the American Diabetes Association, a few different tests may be used for screening and diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes and each test has advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. If the initial screening result from one of the tests listed below is abnormal, the test is repeated on another day. The repeat result must be abnormal to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes. Tests include:
- Fasting glucose (fasting blood glucose, FBG) – this test measures the level of glucose in the blood after an 8-12 hour fast.
When a man has symptoms suggestive of prostate cancer such as difficult, painful, and/or frequent urination; may also be ordered during and at regular intervals after prostate cancer treatment; in asymptomatic men, after a discussion with your healthcare provider about the benefits and harms of screening and you make an informed decision to undergo screening (For specific details, see prostate cancer screening for Adults and Adults 50 and Up).
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)
To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder. When your healthcare provider suspects that you have an acutecondition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease.
OSTEOPOROSIS RISK PANEL
The goals with testing are to determine whether a person has osteoporosis, has low bone mass and an increased risk of developing the disease, is menopausal and/or hormone-deficient, and/or has an underlying condition that may be causing or exacerbating bone loss. Testing may be done to screen for bone density loss or to evaluate bone status when a person has an unexpected bone fracture and may be used to monitor osteoporosis therapy for effectiveness.
COMPLETE METABOLIC PANEL
To give yourself important information about the current status of your metabolism, including the health of your kidneys and liver as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and levels of blood glucose and blood proteins; to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the use of medications to check for any kidney- or liver-related side effects.
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC)
When you or your healthcare provider suspects that you have an acute condition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease