Expanded Point of Care Testing
We have been offering Point of Care Testing since the beginning of the year. We currently test for strep and flu.
Mid-August, we are expanding that offering to be able to provide you with Blood Glucose and Cholesterol screening.
These tests take about 5-10 minutes total time to perform. If you want to partake of the glucose and cholesterol screening, we recommend that you come in fasting (having eaten nothing for at least 9 hours before the test) to get the most accurate results.
The cholesterol and blood glucose screenings are great if you have not had these tests before, or it has been a while since you were screened. The cholesterol screening can also be valuable to people who are currently on cholesterol lowering drugs who want to see if the medication they are taking is working and lowering their cholesterol levels. The cholesterol screening will provide your overall cholesterol number, your HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels.
Below is the cost for each of these screening tests. These tests are not covered by insurance. However, if you test positive for strep or the flu, we are able to get you an antibiotic or antiviral medication per a protocol we have with a physician and this medication would be covered on your insurance for your usual co-pay.
* Strep test: $40
* Flu test: $50
* Blood Glucose screening: $20
* Cholesterol screening: $35
* Blood Glucose & Cholesterol screening: $50