Direct Access Testing

What is Direct Access Testing?

Direct Access Testing is known by a variety of names such as direct- to-consumer and patient-directed testing. This type of laboratory testing is characterized by individuals choosing which tests they would like from a limited menu, and paying up-front for the cost. Insurance does not typically cover this type of testing, so insurance will not be billed. Tests are ordered without any physician consultation and the consumer/patient is responsible for any follow-up with their clinician.

Why Utilize Direct Access to Laboratory Testing?

  • Lower out-of-pocket expense for consumers/patients who are uninsured or have a high deductible
  • Some individuals may wish to have more frequent testing than their health care insurance plans will cover
  • Great for people who wish to assess their health status on a regular basis
  • Individuals who are away from their primary care provider or provider network can obtain needed laboratory testing


How will I get my results?

You will receive your test results by mail, except for Pregnancy Test results, which you may wait for if requested. You will be given information about the tests you have selected along with your results. For additional information, you will be directed to the web site, Lab Tests Online (www.labtestsonline.org). Lab Tests Online is a “peer-reviewed, non-commercial, patient-centered resource” on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals.

Will my physician get these results?

NO. You are responsible for providing and informing your physician/provider about your test results. You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that you understand your responsibility. Amery Hospital & Clinic and its clinics will not forward your test results to your physician/provider. You are the only person who will receive your test results.

When and Where do I get Direct Access to Laboratory Testing?

Direct Access Testing is available by appointment. Please call one of the following:

Amery Hospital & Clinic: (715) 268-0241
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 6 to 9 a.m.
Please go to the cashier window to fill out the necessary paperwork and to pay for testing

Clear Lake Clinic: (715) 263-3100
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Please go to the Registration Desk and request Direct Access Testing.
Registration provides the necessary paperwork and payment for testing is collected at this time

Luck Clinic: (715) 472-2177
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please go to the Registration Desk and request Direct Access Testing.
Registration provides the necessary paperwork and payment for testing is collected at this time.

Turtle Lake Clinic: 715-986-4101 (715) 986-4101
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please go to the Registration Desk and request Direct Access Testing.
Registration provides the necessary paperwork and payment for testing is collected at this time.

Amery Hospital & Clinic Direct Access Tests & Pricing

Alkaline Phosphatase: $15.00

ALT: $15.00

Basic Metabolic Profile: $25.00

Bilirubin, Total: $15.00

Blood Type (ABO, Rh): $20.00

CBC (hemogram): $20.00

Cholesterol, Total: $10.00

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: $50.00

Creatinine: $10.00

Direct LDL: $15.00

Drug Screen, Urine (non-legal): $30.00

Glucose: $10.00

HDL, Cholesterol: $15.00

Hemoglobin: $15.00

Hemoglobin A1c: $20.00

Hepatic/Liver Panel: $35.00

Lipid Panel: $25.00

Potassium: $10.00

Pregnancy Test (urine): $10.00

PSA: $35.00

SGOT: $15.00

Sodium: $10.00

Total Protein: $15.00

Triglyceride: $20.00

TSH: $35.00

Vitamin D: $35.00

NOTE: Amery Hospital & Clinic’s Direct Access Testing is available only to those 18 years or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.