Doctor free lab testing

Discussion in 'Steroid Lab Testing' started by T-Bagger, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:23 PM.

  1. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    i just got an email from Quest offering lab tests without doctors orders needed. Unfortunately it’s not the complete panel, but you can get your testosterone checked, basic health panel, cholesterol, CBC, CMP, Hemoglobin, men’s health profile, thyroid panel and women’s health profile and various others.
     
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  2. Fryguy

    Fryguy Member

    I got that too... was wondering if I can submit it through insurance.
     
  3. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member

    Insurance won’t do much without a doctors signature.

    Why is the order such a big deal? Cheaper without it? The privatemdlabs and sites like it always work fine.
     
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  4. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Quest won’t let you just walk in and order tests, so now your doc doesn’t have to get involved, so that’s saved cash there. You get the results, not the doctor. I wish I could order what I fully need though.
     
  5. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    I don’t see why not. A claims processor won’t stop a claim over that. Most claims are auto adjudicated anyway.
     
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  6. bickel29

    bickel29 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    T-bag, unless you are in one of the handful of states that does not allow it, you can ALWAYS order lab test without a doctor by simply going on to one of the many websites that sell testing services, like Private MD Labs or similar sites. And they use labs like Quest and Labcor! No doctor visit is EVER needed.

    Go on their site, if there is a test you want or need, I'll guarantee Privatemdlabs.com sells it!

    Unless I am not understanding what you are saying?
     
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  7. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    This is eliminating even the need for Privatemdlabs. I can schedule my blood draw with Quest to get my Test checked without paying for the privatmdlab req, though again - it is limited in what I can have tested.
     
  8. bickel29

    bickel29 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    So how much does Quest charge for this service?
     
  9. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    The basic health profile includes CBC, CMP, urinalysis and cholesterol - $149

    testosterone is $69

    The CMP includes tests for:
    • Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
    • Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)
    • Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)
    • Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
    • Blood sugar (Glucose)
    • Calcium

    $49.00

    And if you have insurance, it should be even cheaper.
     
  10. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member

    If it’s covered that’s legit. Capped test?
     
  11. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Doesn’t say but I can only presume it’s capped
     
  12. Fryguy

    Fryguy Member

    I'm gonna put in a call tomorrow, I'll let you know what Quest says about insurance.
     
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  13. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Cool, thanks bro! I really don’t see why insurance wouldn’t cover it.
     
  14. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Ask about capped or uncapped as well on the Test test. Oh yeah - and ask if another test can somehow be added to it like Estrogen!
     
  15. bickel29

    bickel29 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Alrighty fellas, I didn't have much time earlier to look into this further, but I have looked over it a little deeper, and my thoughts are...

    Stick with Privatemdlabs.com over Questdirect for your testing, if it is an option. Or perhaps you have a better alternative (there are so many similar services out there now).

    In all honesty, I can't find one single reason to use Questdirect. My findings:

    --Privatemdlabs is cheaper on EVERYTHING and that is BEFORE even applying the 15% coupon that they have 365 days a year (it's on their website)

    --Privatemdlabs has a tremendously larger selection of tests and let's you build your own bundles

    --Just for comparison example on the pricing options you gave...

    **The Questdirect basic health profile includes CBC, CMP, urinalysis and cholesterol - $149
    **those same tests at Privatemdlabs cost $134.95 - 15% coupon = $114.71

    **The Questdirect Testosterone test you reference IS capped at 1,500 and costs $69
    **The Privatemdlabs Testosterone tests that uses the (LC/ms-ms) is NOT capped and costs much less at $65.99 - 15% = $56.09 !!!

    And as I was comparing tests and prices, Privatemdlabs was cheaper pretty much every time.

    About the insurance, and this is just my opinion. I really doubt that most insurance companies are going to cover ELECTIVE health screenings that are not deemed to be needed by a doctor. Otherwise, how would they limit us from getting our blood tested every single week, and billing them for it? I suspect that there are parameters and limitations on that.

    Regardless of the above, A MUCH BIGGER CONCERN FOR ME is that if your insurance were to cover it, that also means THAT YOUR REAL NAME AND INFO IS ATTACHED TO DATA THAT BASICALLY PROVES THAT YOU ARE USING ILLEGAL SCHEDULED DRUGS!!!

    One of the things I like about ordering and paying for my own tests from places like Privatemdlabs is that I can call myself Dick Hardin one time and Peter North the next time and James Lebron the next and no one will have a test result showing a FIVE THOUSAND PLUS testosterone level linked to my real identity. That is worth so much more to me than the $78 I pay out of pocket for the female hormone panel that I pay for every 90 days or so.

    Sorry for being so long winded but I am hoping this helps some of us when looking at Questdirect as a testing option.
     
  16. Do you live in one of the states that won't allow you to schedule your own tests without a doctor's referral?
     
  17. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    No, I just hate going to the doctor lol
     
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  18. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    On an off cycle though or following pct the Testosterone Test would be far cheaper through your insurance than the $69 quoted. It’s notnchrcking your E2, but to at least know if your test is in range for roughly $30-$40 (Quest’s insurance contracted rate) is worth it to me. After paying for the test from privatemdlabs and then paying the laboratory itself, you’re way ahead financially with the Quest direct. But the con is not having E2 checked.
     
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  19. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member

    Wait, why are you paying twice?
     
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  20. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    You’re paying privateMD for the req and then you have to pay Quest for the labwork. If you go to Quest with the direct test, you pay once.