They sell kits that use dried whole blood to do the A1C test kit like this one from Walmart: Relion A1C test kit. It was listed as about $9.
I have tried it once. The informational instruction said it has an r squared value of 0.97-ish compared to lab A1Cs which equals very accurate. I was not that impressed, but that might be because the result was higher than I wanted.
with the relion test kit from walmart-- do they send you back an official looking lab report with the date and your name on it and everything? I've got some of their test kits-- need to have an official looking report though because I'll have to submit it to the USCG with my annual physical
Hi you might check with your local hospitals...our big hospital here is doing simple testing...things like CBC, cholesterol, thyroid, along with other simple tests and also doing Hgb A1c's too...each test is like 20 dollars and u do not need a dr's prescription. And the results come to the patient. It might be worth looking into, but also there as other have mentioned over the counter test kits that from what I hear are pretty accurate.
An A1C is $29 at Econolabs.