Direct Access Lab Testing

 

Ortonville Hospital Lab department offers the public an opportunity for lab tests performed through the Direct Access Testing program.

  • The program allows patients to order their own tests
  • Services are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on regular business days and Saturdays from 8 to10 a.m.
  • Payment is required by cash or check. OAHS will not bill Medicare or insurances. Direct Access Testing is performed for patient’s convenience at a significant reduction in price because it is done on a cash for service basis only.
  • Lab test results will be mailed directly to the patient, not the patient’s physician. Patients are encouraged to share the results with their healthcare provider.
  • If results are critical, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible using the telephone number that you provided. You should notify your physician immediately. 

Tests offered include:

  • General Wellness Screen
    • This panel is for individuals who want a comprehensive general health check and includes several tests (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Hemogram, Lipid Profile and TSH). 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – includes glucose
    • Checks kidney function, liver function, electrolyte balance, pancreas and bone function.
  • Lipid Profile
    • The following individual tests are included: Cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL, LDL, VLDL. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSF) strongly recommends that clinicians routinely screen men aged 35 years and older and women aged 45 years and older for lipid disorders and treat abnormal lipids in people who are at increased risk of coronary heart disease. 
  • Glucose Test
    • The glucose test (blood sugar) is used to screen for diabetes. 
  • PSA (Prostrate Specific Antigen)
    • Helps to access health of the prostrate gland in men. 
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Checks thyroid function.
  • Hgb A1C (hemoglobin A1C)
    • The American Diabetes Association recommends that hemoglobin A1C levels be checked in diabetics every 3 months. 
  • Rapid Strep Test
    • Throat swab – screens for Group A Streptococcus. 
  • Hemogram
    • Aids in diagnosing anemia, infection, inflammation and bleeding disorders. 
  • HCG (Pregnancy screen test)
    • First morning urine specimen is best. 
  • Urinalysis – complete
    • Requires urine sample collected at Ortonville Hospital Lab department.
       
If you have questions on Direct Access Testing please contact the OAHS Laboratory at 320-839-4100.