These tests are provided free of charge to customers registered with a GP in Northern Ireland. Tests are carried out by the pharmacist in a private consultation room, and no appointment is necessary.
Customers should be advised that although fasting for these tests is not absolutely necessary, it is advisable. It eliminates the need for a retest if any of the results are above the normal range.
If a customer chooses to fast prior to the test, contact the pharmacy for advice.