As the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, many people are setting resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. If you are one of those people, RiverView Health’s Direct Laboratory Access (DLA) program may be for you.
DLA is offered to anyone who desires to further monitor lab values between regular healthcare provider visits. If you have found that your insurance or Medicare coverage does not pay for a screening test or you want testing for a personal condition, DLA may offer that option.
While DLA is not a substitute for ongoing health care with your designated provider, it does provide the opportunity to take a more active role in healthcare decisions by enabling you to select laboratory testing from a test menu.
The following tests are included in RiverView’s DLA program:
• Blood type
• Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
• Prostrate Specific Antigen (PSA)
• Hemoglobin A,C
• Prothrombin Time (with INR)
• LIPID Panel (includes cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and calculated LDL)
• Pregnancy test (blood or urine)
• Colorectal screen
Prices for these tests range from $10 to $40. Cash, check or credit/debit card are accepted.
Test results can be picked up, mailed or placed in the patient’s chart for review by their RiverView provider. Abnormal results are reviewed by a physician with a letter of explanation sent to the patient, if necessary.
To schedule a DLA appointment at the RiverView Laboratory near you, call 281. 9595 in Crookston, 773.1390 in East Grand Forks, 945.6695 in Fertile, or 253.4606 in Red Lake Falls.