When many people think of laboratory blood tests, they imagine making an appointment at their doctor’s office, taking time off work, paying large fees, and waiting around in the lobby for who knows how long. Then, you have to wait around for days to get a call from a nurse with your results. Most of the time you never actually see the lab results. This method of getting lab work done is rather old-fashioned and inconvenient. Worst of all, it costs an awful lot of money in co-pays and fees that add up quickly if you need multiple lab tests or office visits throughout the year.
Today’s focus on direct-to-consumer medical care is one of the cornerstones of the Test Smartly Labs. Every aspect of Test Smartly Labs service is based on convenient and affordable lab processes that help you save money. Best of all, it does not compromise the quality of the experience or the results. Unlike most online lab companies, Test Smartly Labs has numerous physical locations and a professional staff to serve you.
What Is Direct Access Testing (DAT)?
Before exploring all the ways that you save money on blood tests with Test Smartly Labs, it is important to understand what type of medical care you will get from these centers. Direct Access Testing or DAT refers to a process that allows you, the patient, to access the testing facilities and services directly. Instead of getting a lab order for a blood test after a long and inconvenient doctor’s office visit, you can initiate your own blood tests for a variety of purposes. The tests on Test Smartly Labs’ website are DAT eligible.
How does DAT work at Test Smartly Labs?
- Find one of our convenient locations to get your lab work done
- Choose the blood tests that are right for you
- Walk-in or Schedule an Appointment at your convenience
- Get quick, friendly, and professional service
- Save money, save time, and get the results fast…
It is important to note that DAT is available all across the United States except for New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Unfortunately, if you live in one of these locations, you cannot take advantage of the cost savings that Direct Access Testing provides.
Save Time – Lab Results Sent Direct to Your Doctor
Have you ever heard the phrase “Time is money?” While it may usually focus on the business world, the same thing can be said for healthcare and lab work. Remember the last time you had to schedule a doctor’s visit for a simple blood draw or test. First, you had to figure out a date and time with office’s availability. Second, you have to take off work or rearrange your entire schedule so that you could show up on time. Third, you probably had to wait around for hours until the doctor was ready to see you at last. This is a common complaint about healthcare in the United States.
As you can see, all of these steps to get lab work done by your physician take a lot of time and involve a lot of inconvenience. When you choose Direct Access Testing (DAT) with Test Smartly Labs, you have many more options for appointment times and scheduling. In fact, the majority of locations all across the country welcome walk-ins. You can get your blood work done on your lunch hour or even after work. Test Smartly Labs offers testing on Saturday’s as well.
Besides waiting around for your appointment, waiting for the results of the blood tests also wastes a lot of time in some cases. Many patients spend days or even weeks feeling nervous about the results before their doctor receives the information and makes another appointment to discuss it with them. Test Smartly Labs immediately sends the report to you and your doctor if requested.
This puts more control over your health care needs in the palm of your hand. You get the professional assistance and fast responses that you want. The process minimizes the stress that often accompanies health lab testing, paternity or DNA testing, or drug testing for your needs.
Save Co-Pay – Self-directed Recurring Lab Tests Help
Convenience provides genuine benefit for all people who need blood tests and lab work done quickly. However, it is the cost savings associated with Direct Access Testing (DAT) or patient-directed tests that really makes the difference to most people. This is especially important if you need multiple lab tests over a period of time.
Take a moment to think about the comparison between DAT and visiting your physician again. Your insurance policy undoubtedly pays part of every medical procedure, test, and appointment. However, co-pays can add up quickly if you need to make a lot of them. See how the costs add up at your doctor’s office. You have one co-pay for the appointment, another charge for lab work, and, if you go to the hospital or a different testing center, you may have additional costs associated with that.
With Test Smartly Labs and the self-directed lab tests, you only have to pay once at the Testing Center itself. While you should still discuss the results with your regular physician, which will require another co-pay, it greatly minimizes the number of visits and expenses you have to pay overall.
Test Smartly Labs Offer Local Savings
With many convenient lab partner locations close to your home or work in the vast majority of states across the country, you can find a Test Smartly Labs partner lab that works for you. Better still, these professional labs offer savings to people who need blood work done in the area.
It does not take a massively expensive hospital or health care facility to draw blood safely, do lab work properly, and get results quickly. Because each Test Smartly Lab location has minimal overhead, they are able to pass on the savings to you. Proper medical care cuts into family budgets quite a lot these days, so it makes sense to find savings without compromising quality wherever possible.
Even better than the everyday lower prices are the time-sensitive discounts and specials that these locations hold for specific lab work types. Always check the Test Smartly Labs website to learn about health panel savings before you call or stop in. For some blood tests like paternity or blood vitamin levels, it may be possible to save by scheduling online.
No matter what type of blood tests or lab work you need, there are ways to save time and money with the Direct Access Testing at Test Smartly Labs. With the convenience of both scheduled and walk in availability, you do not have to disrupt your work schedule to get the healthcare you need. With minimizing co-pays, local savings, and special discounts, your costs can fall even more. We can even do lab tests for your Tele-Doctor consultations; just ask your Tele-Doctor for the labs you need and then bring them to Test Smartly Labs Testing Centers.
Imagine all these savings opportunities without compromising the quality of the care you receive. The professional healthcare workers will do everything to make you feel comfortable and understands the tests you undergo. Combining patient or customer care with cost savings allows for a much more comfortable and positive experience.
Call for more information or visit the Test Smartly Labs website to find a location near you…