Accesa Labs Partners with YMCA to Offer Easy and Affordable Blood Tests for Diabetes Awareness Month

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In Support of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ Diabetes Prevention Program, Accesa Labs Puts Preventative Health into Individuals’ Hands with Discounted Hemoglobin A1c Tests for YMCA Members throughout November 2017

Empowering people to make healthy lifestyle choices is a shared goal of Accesa Labs and the YMCA.

Accesa Labs has partnered with the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program which is supported by the Torrance Memorial Medical Center to provide discounted Hemoglobin A1c tests in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. Considered a highly effective screening for pre-diabetes, the test can be scheduled through Accesa Labs website and is available to YMCA members for $23 (regular $54) from November 1st to 30th, as part of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

“Empowering people to make healthy lifestyle choices is a shared goal of Accesa Labs and the YMCA,” says Matt Williamson, co-founder of Accesa Labs. “The Hemoglobin A1c test is just one of many lab tests Accesa Labs offers. In our mission to make preventative measures like this easier and more accessible to consumers, we can’t imagine a more kindred organization to partner with than the YMCA.”

“Diabetes effects 1 in 10 Los Angeles County residents and is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease,” explains Jamisson Costa, Regional Director of YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. “When caught early, pre-diabetes symptoms can be reversed through lifestyle changes like diet and regular exercise. Detection is key, however, because 9 out of 10 people who are pre-diabetic are unaware. This is why the Hemoglobin A1c test is so important.”

The Hemoglobin A1c is considered a highly effective screening test for diabetes, as it measures average blood glucose over the course of months. No fasting is required prior to the test. Test results between 5.7% and 6.4% may indicate a patient is at-risk for being pre-diabetic.

Signing up for the test is hassle-free on Accesa Labs’ website and the test can be performed at one of Quest Diagnostics convenient lab locations. To simplify the testing process, a doctor-approved lab order and lab fees are included in all Accesa Labs orders, with no advance office visits required. Hemoglobin A1c results are typically available electronically within 2 business days.

About Accesa Labs
Founded in 2010, El Segundo-based Accesa Labs is a healthcare e-commerce marketplace offering on-demand lab testing to empower people to meet their own personal and professional health goals. Built upon three principles – hassle-free access, transparent pricing, and quality service – Accesa Labs services include a doctor-approved lab order and lab fees standard; the tests are administered at nearby labs through Quest Diagnostics, a leading national laboratory services provider. Available lab tests range from wellness screenings to vaccine immunity titer tests. Doctor’s office visits are not required prior to testing and results are available electronically typically within 3-4 business days.

For more information, visit https://www.accesalabs.com/

About YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (LA Y) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Welcoming individuals of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, the Y is committed to nurturing everyone’s potential in spirit, mind and body. No one is turned away membership due to the inability to pay. Serving Los Angeles since 1882, the LA Y is comprised of 26 branches and three resident camps that stretch across 150 miles of Los Angeles County. Through unique programs and services, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles serves nearly a half million individuals each year.
For more information, visit ymcaLA.org.

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