Walk-In Lab is a direct access testing (DAT) laboratory that helps its customers to order lab tests online at the lowest cost. The price of lab tests through DAT is up to 80% lower over common retail test prices. On the top of that, tests can be ordered without lab order from a doctor.
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Walk-In Lab Company Info
|Coupon Code||1 coupons, 10 deals|
|Blacklisted States||MA, NY, NJ, RI, MD|
|Phone Number||(800) 539-6119|
|Walk-In Lab Locations||3,700+|
|Company||Walk-In Lab, LLC|
P. O. Box 1228
Mandeville, LA 70470-1228
Walk-In Lab Benefits
When direct-to-consumer principle was not widely used in the field of lab testing, patients had to visit a doctor to obtain a lab order and make an appointment once again to get lab testing results. There was no any way to skip those doctor visits. With direct access testing patients do not need a lab requisition from their doctor and get results directly.
It means that at least two doctor visits are unnecessary: the first one to get a requisition, the subsequent visit to get and review lab test results. So patients save time and money on a doctor visit and keep health record clean as well because lab results are confidential.
For its patient's convenience, the Walk-In Lab sells lab tests through LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics laboratories. Because of this partnership, patients may use thousands of laboratory sites across the country.
Appointments prior to the visit are not necessary. Nevertheless, the company recommends making an appointment and contacting lab before the visit for saving more time on specimen collection visit.
The Patient Comes First
After specimen collected, the patient needs to wait 3-5 days before testing will be done and lab test results sent. The patient will receive lab test result online confidentially and only the patient can decide whether he or she wants to share it with another person.
Direct access testing is the best option for people who wish to care about their own health but cannot afford medical insurance plan or lost medical coverage. As the prices for tests are lower than prices for common clinical tests and there is no need for doctor visits, lab tests cost is even lower then co-pay of medical insurance plan in most cases.
Patients with medical insurance can use it for Walk-In Lab services as well. However, medical insurance plans may have a high deductible amount and do not cover medical testing. Another reason why people may use direct access testing instead of using their medical plan for a common clinical testing is medical records.
When patients use Walk-In Lab, they keep their medical records clean. It can help in the future because cleaner medical records can be a reason for a lower insurance premium. Getting a job with clean medical record also should be easier sometimes.
The only exception is STD testing and testing for some contagious viruses. If the results of testing are positive, the lab must report it to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Walk-In Labs cares about customers convenience and has customer support service that will help patients if any inconvenience or confusion occurred. “The patient comes first” – states the company on its website.
Unfortunately, due to some states law, Walk-In Labs cannot provide its services to some people. Sells through Quest Diagnostics are prohibited in New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island. Sells through Lab Corp are prohibited in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maryland or Massachusetts.