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Should Consumers Be Allowed to Order Their Own Lab Tests?

A growing number of Americans are taking control of their medical information, obtaining electronic records from their health-care providers so they can more easily keep track of their care and discuss it with their doctors.

But originating health information through lab tests is still mostly under the control of doctors. Aside from a few tests that can be done at home, like those for pregnancy or HIV infection, lab tests typically require a doctor’s order.

Some consumer advocates want to change that, arguing that people have a right to decide what information they want about their health—and how to act on it—without the expense…

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 Should Consumers Be Allowed to Order Their Own Lab Tests?

Convenience and control are among the benefits, but some see a medical danger.

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Unravel the mystery of your blood test results by having a frank discussion with your doctor.

6 Essential Blood Tests You Should Have

Order these at your next physical and you’ll be doing more than just kicking the tires.

8 Unexpected Things A Blood Test Can Reveal About You

Cholesterol levels. Red and white blood cell counts. Nutritional deficiencies. You already know that a simple blood test can tell you a lot about your health. But your "biological" age? Or whether you're depressed? You may be surprised at all the information a doctor can draw out of your arm or the tip of your finger.

Request A Test

Whether you are lacking health insurance, need lab results fast, or want a convenient way to monitor your health, Request A Test can assist you in meeting your lab testing needs.


We use technology to offer you the most convenient and hassle-free way to get quality medical lab testing close to you.


Chemeleon is a chemical sensor company that uses complex science to create simple solutions to life’s every day, unsolved problems. We put the lab in the hands of clinicians and consumers alike and enable them to remotely, accurately and quickly identify chemicals, obviating the need for slow, complex and expensive lab analysis

Color Genomics

Color analyzes 30 genes—including BRCA1 and BRCA2—to help women and men understand their risk for the most common hereditary cancers, including breast, ovarian, colon, and pancreatic cancer. Complimentary genetic counseling is included.

Exact Sciences

We are Exact Sciences, and we’re changing lives together through earlier detection and smarter answers.


The mission of Grail is to enable the early detection of cancer in asymptomatic individuals through a blood screen – with the goal of massively decreasing global cancer mortality by detection at a curable stage.


Guardant Health has helped thousands of oncologists learn accurate and actionable information about tens of thousands of patients, while avoiding the costs and risks of tissue biopsies. Our genomic test helps match patients to approved targeted therapies as well as drugs in clinical trials.


Sophisticated, science-based blood analytics, tailored just for you. Get your personalized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations now.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. Laboratory and medical professionals, who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news.

Pathway Genomics

Focusing on providing users with the most validated and personalized healthcare information delivered to any device, the company’s program with IBM Watson is the first of its kind to merge artificial intelligence and deep learning with precision medicine, applicable to both consumers and providers.

Walk-In Lab

Walk-In Lab offers Home Test Kits from several different specialty labs. In many cases, Home Test Kit specimens can be collected in the privacy of your home and Kit results contain more detailed information than routine lab test results.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Some of the most common blood tests are: •A complete blood count (CBC) •Blood chemistry tests •Blood enzyme tests •Blood tests to assess heart disease risk


Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.


•Some blood tests require several samples taken over a period of time. For example, they may be done to check how you respond to something. If you require repeated samples fairly close to each other (over the following few hours or so), a doctor may insert a 'butterfly' needle into the vein, which can be taped to the skin. Samples of blood can then be taken without using a needle each time.

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