Lab Testing w/out a Doctor (U.S.)


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I just recently found out I can get almost any lab I want, without a doctor. I know it won't apply to everyone. But if you're near an AnyLabTestNow (ALTN) location in the U.S. you may be able to do the same thing.

There are 160 locations (again, U.S. only, I think). I went to my local ALTN and they helped me get the ARUP labs enterovirus testing done. Apparently, there are WAY more tests available than what they have listed on their website.

You just have to contact them and tell them what you want. The thing is, it's a franchise, so each location is owned by an individual who needs to stir up business. So they help you out a lot, and they have flexibility on their pricing. My ALTN location nearby can do anything from Quest, Labcorp, ARUP, or CPL labs. I'm also asking them to help w/ other specialty labs.

Again, all of this w/out needing a doctor.