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      08-14-2021, 10:48 PM   #23
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3PedalJake Yes I agree with the comments about the healthcare system. It’s not set up for cost effective *and* medically effective health improvement. It’s organized around critical care and the rest is very inefficient and of questionable effectiveness in my view.
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chassis How receptive is Quest to you just scheduling your own tests? I haven't tried, but even when I went in for my normal HA1c before a scheduled Dr. visit, if the Dr. didn't order, they didn't want to draw any blood.
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Our local Quest location offers self-prescribed testing in their online appointment portal. I never tried it to see if it was limited to drug screenings and simple stuff, or if they would do stuff like INR and creatinine.

The bigger concern to me would be if my health insurance would pay for the lab work without my doctor ordering it. Fortunately, my primary care doctor will gladly add additional lab tests to my order if I ask.....
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chassis How receptive is Quest to you just scheduling your own tests? I haven't tried, but even when I went in for my normal HA1c before a scheduled Dr. visit, if the Dr. didn't order, they didn't want to draw any blood.
Easy. Any test listed on their website is no problem. If you need/want a test that is not listed, I have no experience with that. Also look at Jason Health, they issue lab orders online and the sample collection can be done by Quest. Jason Health was referred to my by a physician during a phone consult.

Itís been a while since I looked, but I thought Jason Health offered a wider menu of tests that can be ordered by the consumer.

HSA can be used to pay for Quest work. Self pay via credit card also an option. Donít know about insurance.
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I wouldn`t rely on a portable ECG device. After all, this procedure is done in clinics under the supervision of a doctor for a reason.
No issues whatsoever. The ECG trace can be sent to a cardiologist online using the app and a physician determination delivered within 20 minutes on a holiday Sunday. Awesome service in terms of response time and cost. I strongly recommend the Kardia mobile ECG device without hesitation.
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So cool.

I just did an ECG with the Kardia mobile 1-lead device I have had for a while. Easiest thing in the world to do. The device is $89, has its own free app, and is a great piece of hardware and software.

Until today, I had not purchased a one-off "board certified specialist" review of my Kardia ECG. They are $25 each and I generally avoid services and subscriptions. However, curiosity got the better of me and I paid the money and sent the ECG. 20 minutes later I got a report back from a "board certified specialist". Very cool. And on a holiday weekend Sunday. Very impressed. Result was normal btw.

I dug into the "board certified specialist". CompuMed is the company who provides the service, and they state that specialists (a cardiologist in this case) are U.S.-based, insured and credentialed. Feels pretty legitimate to me. https://compumedinc.com/diagnostic-t...nal-physician-network/

The CompuMed service and Kardia device, plus Quest Diagnostic's self-ordered testing menu is the kind of experience I am looking for in healthcare. Does anyone else use DIY self-ordered health diagnostic services or devices, mainly for preventive health management?
yes you can visit any counselling site and you can also get them delievered at your place
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