Patient Authorized Direct Access Testing
Available Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday & Wednesday of each Month
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
from 8:00 AM to 3:00PM at the following locations
Locations: MCCH Clinical Laboratory │ Chimney Rock Medical Center
To Schedule an Appointment Please Call:
- MCCH Clinical Laboratory (Bridgeport, NE) at (308) 262-1616 Ext 237
- Chimney Rock Medical Center (Bayard, NE) at (308) 586-1717
Patient Direct Access Testing:
In keeping with our mission to provide exceptional quality care, right here at home, we are pleased to offer a selection of clinical laboratory screening tests. These are conducted by the Morrill County Community Hospital, Clinical Laboratory Department, designed to evaluate your current health status via simple blood draw-at a discounted price. A medical provider’s order is not required.
- Direct Access Testing is for those who want to learn about their health status without large out-of-pocket expenses.
- Direct Access Testing allows individuals to request laboratory tests and receive results without a provider’s order or insurance involvement.
- You will receive education information with your test results.
What you need to do:
Schedule a Health Fair appointment by calling (308) 262-1616 for Bridgeport and (308) 586-1717 for Bayard in advanced. Arrive your selected location at your designated appointment time and check in at the MCCH and/or CRMC admissions office. Please note you will be expected to pay for the tests at the time of service. If you have any questions on what tests to order, please contact your medical provider. For more information, contact MCCH Clinical Laboratory Department at (308) 262-1616 Ext 237.
What you need to know:
- A medical provider’s order is not required for these tests.
- Patient Authorized Direct Access Testing is available monthly BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on the 2nd Tuesday & Wednesday of each month.
- Appointment is necessary. Call (308) 262-1616 for Bridgeport and (308) 586-1717 for Bayard to schedule your appointment.
- Drink plenty of water and take medications as usual. Recommended 12 hours fasting. Patients with diabetes should NOT fast.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Medicare does NOT cover the cost of screenings provided by MCCH. Since insurance companies have different requirements for coverage, cost of screenings is NOT covered.
- You must pay for tests in advance by cash, check and/or debit/credit card.
- Please have a picture ID available at time of service.
- The results will be sent to you in the mail. It’s highly recommended and encouraged to share them with your medical provider.
- You are responsible for providing and informing your medical provider about your results. MCCH Clinical Laboratory will NOT forward your test results to your medical provider. You are the only person who will receive your laboratory test results.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Drink plenty of water and take medications as usual. Recommended 12 hours fasting. Patients with diabetes should NOT fast.
$65 Blood Chemistry & CBC
The Blood Chemistry screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, triglycerides (Lipid Panel), blood glucose, liver, kidneys, electrolytes (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel), thyroids (TSH, FT4), Iron, Magnesium and Uric Acid. The CBC screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA).
$40 Blood Chemistry Only
The Blood Chemistry screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, triglycerides (Lipid Panel), blood glucose, liver, kidneys, electrolytes (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel), thyroids (TSH, FT4), Iron, Magnesium and Uric Acid. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies.
$25 Complete Blood Count
The CBC screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.
$35 Hemoglobin A1c
A1c is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
$50 Hepatitis C Antibody
This test checks for antibodies to Hep. C indicating a previous infection. The CDC recommends this test once for adults with no risks born between 1945 and 1965. Also for those who have injected drugs or were recipients of transfusions or organ transplants prior to 1992.
$35 PSA Screening for Men Only
Screening for Prostate Cancer in men over the age of 50. However, if there is a family history, it is recommended at age 40.
$35 Urine MicroAlbumin/Creatinine
This urine test is used to detect early kidney disease in those with diabetes or other risk factor such as hypertension.
$50 Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy
This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease. Some Vitamin D is produced in your skin when unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight. Otherwise, you can obtain Vitamin D in foods or take Vitamin D in supplement form. Studies have found that many adults have low Vitamin D levels. This screening requires only one blood draw. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D.
$30 Vitamin B12
This blood screening provides baseline Vitamin B12 levels, which play a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells.
$70 SARS-CoV-2 IgG (Nucleocapsid) Antibody*
This test is an antibody test and detects IgG (nucleocapsid) antibodies that develop in most patients 1 to 3 weeks after CoVID-19 infection. IgG (n) remain in the blood after an infection has passed and indicate that you may have had CoVID-19 in the recent past and have developed antibodies that may protect you from future infection. It is unknown at this point how much protection antibodies might provide against reinfection.
$140 SARS-CoV-2 IgG & IgM (Spike) Antibody*
This test is an antibody test. IgM (spike) is usually the first antibody produced by the immune system when a virus attacks. A positive IgM (spike) indicates that you may have been infected and that your immune system has started responding to the virus. A positive IgM (spike) could also indicated that you have been recently vaccinated and your immune system has started responding to the vaccination. The IgG (spike) antibody test is designed to detect IgG antibodies specific for the virus spike protein that indicates prior infection and/or CoVID-19 vaccination.
$185 SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detection, RT-PCR*
This test provides a qualitative detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
$220 FLU A & B, SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detection, RT-PCR*
This test provides a qualitative detection of Influenza A and B and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
*This testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude illness.