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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/19/2009 3:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 5/10/2011 1:12:33 PM CENTRAL
For more information, contact Dave Ommen.
Direct Access Testing from KDH
       King's Daughters' Hospital offers Direct Access Testing for several routine blood tests.  Direct Access Testing is available at the main KDH Laboratory located on the first floor of the hospital.  Several new tests are now available.  A complete list of available tests is listed in the chart below.  
     When is Direct Access Testing available?
     Monday - Thursday  |  7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     Saturday  |  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
     Important information for Direct Access Testing ...
     Arriving for Direct Access Testing (DAT):  If you are arrving at KDH for Direct Access Testing, please go to the main Laboratory window on the first floor of the hospital to receive your paperwork.  Once you've selected which test(s) you need, a volunteer/staff member at the Guest Services desk will direct you to Patient Registration for payment. 
     Payment for Direct Access Testing: Payment is required at the time of service.  We cannot bill Medicare, Medicaid, or your personal insurance provider for Direct Access Testing.
     Who benefits from Direct Access Testing:  The program is ideal for patients who need to routinely monitor their cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, or other blood levels.  It's also beneficial for patients who need easy access for a medical drug screening or MRSA bacteria test.   Please call the Lab at 812-265-0174 if you have specific questions.

     Some advantages of Direct Access Testing:
  • Participants do not need a physician's order.
  • No appointment is required.
  • Results are mailed directly to participants unless they request that results be sent directly to his/her physician.

 DIRECT ACCESS TESTS   Cost
 Pregnancy Test (serum/blood draw)           $25
 Chemistry Wellness Profile
    (glucose, cholesterol, liver enzymes)
   $35
 PSA (prostate cancer)    $35
 Glycohemoglobin A1c (diabetes)    $29
 Complete Blood Count (CBC)    $25
 Blood Type    $25
 TSH (thyroid)    $28
 Urinalysis    $25
 Iron    $20
 Medical Drug Screen    $45
 MRSA Screen    $35
 Creatinine    $20
 Chemistry 8 (Electrolytes, Glucose,Creatinine)    $35
 Strep Throat Screen    $30
 Free T4 (Thyroid)    $28
 Ferritin (Anemia)    $30
 Hemoglobin    $20
 Diabetes Panel (Lipids, Glucose, A1c, Creatinine)    $75

Direct Access Testing is for screening purposes only.  King's Daughters' Hospital recommends that you seek physician interpretation for all laboratory testing.  Results will be mailed to you.  Results will also be available to all KDH Medical Providers.  You may request that your results be sent to another licensed health care practitioner at the time of service.  Please provide this information when completing the standard DAT screening form.

Critical Values: In the event one of the blood tests you've selected through Direct Access Testing indicates a critical value - a reading (level) that could immediately impact your health status - you will be contacted via a phone call from the KDH Laboratory.  You will then be responsible for contacting your physician or medical provider for follow-up care.