How Much Do Lab Tests Cost? | Liberty HealthShare
A lab test is necessary for diagnosing and treating health-related issues. Going for a lab test without health insurance can be quite costly. That's because lab test costs usually depend on the type of test, location, and insurance coverage.
Regardless of whether or not you have health insurance, lab tests can range from $100 to $1,000, and depending on your health needs, you may need more than one lab test. But some lab tests are an important part of a preventative health care plan. So, you shouldn't be passing on the tests you need because they cost too much!
With that in mind, let's examine how much lab tests may cost and offer an alternative way to save money.
Common Blood Tests and Lab Test Panels
There are many different blood tests and lab tests your healthcare provider may recommend for you. Some of these standard lab tests and blood work orders include:
Measures the total cholesterol level in the blood and breaks it down into good or bad components. You can use this test to screen for any risk of heart disease.
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Analyzes the cells that circulate in your blood. It checks your red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, plasma and hematocrit. You can use this test to screen for diseases or check your health status.
Thyroid Gland Function Panel
Evaluates the level of thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) in the blood. It is used to determine how the thyroid gland is functioning. A physician may recommend this test if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Examines the chemicals and protein in your urine. It can help detect kidney disease, diabetes and urinary tract infections.
Basic Metabolic Panel
Measures eight different substances in the blood to assess kidney and liver function, level of glucose calcium, and electrolyte balance, and provides helpful information about your body's chemical balance and metabolism.
Physicians use vitamin panels to monitor levels of up to 13 different vitamins. Vitamins monitored include; A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D 25-Hydroxy, E, K and Folic Acid.
Look for Price Transparency
You should know the cost of your medical expenses before you schedule any service. The costs of lab tests can vary depending on facility and geography. A simple test in some hospitals can cost more than $1,000.
The high cost of lab tests can challenge many individuals and families. If you are struggling with medical expenses, it's time to take a break. Liberty HealthShare is here for you.
What is Liberty HealthShare?
It is a non-profit ministry that facilitates voluntary sharing between members to pay for their medical expenses. Liberty HealthShare is not insurance. It is a Christian, membership-based non-profit organization. It brings clarity and simplicity to medical cost-sharing.
Our sharing programs are structured to give members the flexibility to select the contribution and share amounts that best match their resources and circumstances. Our community serves each other through encouragement, prayer, and financial support.
The Bottom Line
A healthsharing program can help lessen the burden of medical expenses. Liberty HealthShare offers cost-saving tools for members to help them navigate to the best healthcare, providing transparency and offering the opportunity for substantial savings through comparison shopping.
You and other members take control of your healthcare costs by sharing medical expenses and helping make healthcare more affordable for one another.
Contact us today to learn more about becoming a member of the Liberty HealthShare community.