Patient Authorized Direct Access Testing
Available Monthly on the 2nd Tuesday & Wednesday of each Month
8:00 AM to 5:00PM
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 or (308) 262-1328
- Chimney Rock Medical Center (Bayard, NE) at (308) 586-1717
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:
Come directly to our hospital every 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday of each month during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check in at the front office and ask for Patient Authorized Direct Access Testing. 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 or (308) 262-1328.
What you need to know:
- A medical provider’s order is not required for these tests.
- Patient Authorized Direct Access Testing is ONLY available monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
- No appointment is necessary. First come, first serve basis.
- Drink plenty of water and take medications as usual. Recommended 12 hours fasting. Patients with diabetes should NOT fast.
- Anyone under the age of 19 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.
$55 Blood Chemistry & CBC
Includes electrolytes, fasting glucose, kidney and liver function, with lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, HDL (good), LDL (bad) and Triglycerides), Magnesium, Uric Acid, Iron, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Free Thyroxine and Complete Blood Count with Auto Differential.
$20 Complete Blood Count
A complete blood count of red and white blood cells, platelet, hemoglobin, hematocrit levels with auto differential. Checks for anemia, infections and other blood disorders.
$45 Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy
Provides an assessment of overall Vitamin D status for screening of deficiency or toxicity. Measures both D2 and D3 together to report a total 25-hydroxy Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for mineral absorption, the immune system, strong bones and overall health.
$65 CoVID-19 IgG Antibody Test
This type of test detects antibodies that show if you have already been exposed to and produced an immune response to CoVID-19 even if you never experienced symptoms. Immune response testing is available only to patients who are not currently experiencing CoVID-19 symptoms and have not experienced symptoms within 14 days.
$20 Lipid Panel
Total Cholesterol, HDL (good), LDL (bad) and Triglycerides
$25 Vitamin B12
Detects Vitamin B12 deficiency or elevated levels. B12 aids in the health of cells and nerves.
$35 Blood Chemistry Only
Includes electrolytes, fasting glucose, kidney and liver function, with lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, HDL (good), LDL (bad) and Triglycerides), Magnesium, Uric Acid, Iron, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Free Thyroxine.
$45 Hepatitis C Antibody
This test checks for antibodies to Hepatitis 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 transfusion or organ transplants prior to 1992.
$30 PSA Screening for Men Only
The Prostate Specific Antigen Screening (PSA) screening is one tool used to screen for prostate abnormalities. Recommended for men at age 50. However, if there is a family history of prostate cancer, it is recommended at age 40.
$30 Hemoglobin A1c
A screening that reflects the average blood sugar levels for the past 2 to 3 months. Recommended for diabetics or those with family history of high blood sugar
A urinalysis is a test of your urine. It is used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. A urinalysis involves checking the appearance, concentration and content of urine. Abnormal urinalysis results may point to a disease or illness.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO DIRECT ACCESS LABORATORY TEST CONSUMERS:
Laboratory tests cannot be used alone to detect illness/disease/cancer or to exclude the presence of illness/disease/cancer. All laboratory tests should be interpreted by a licensed medical provider, who will use your personal medical history (symptoms), family medical history, a physical examination, and imaging studies (if indicated) to assess whether or not an illness/disease/cancer is likely, or not likely, in your specific situation. It is your responsibility as a Direct Access Laboratory Test consumer to discuss your test results with your licensed medical provider. MCCH Clinical Laboratory WILL NOT forward your test results to your medical provider. Further information on the usefulness of these tests is available on Internet websites such as “Lab Tests Online” (https://labtestsonline.org). The laboratory descriptions are for your use as guidelines only. All laboratory screening tests are subject to “false positive results” and “false negative results”.