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Direct Access Testing

Personal Diagnostic Health Care 

Take control of your health by ordering your own laboratory tests.

  • A provider’s order is not required for these tests.
  • No appointment is necessary. 
  • Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • You must pay for the tests in advance by cash or check; insurance will not be billed. 
  • Most test results will be mailed to you within 2-3 working days. You are encouraged to share them with your health care provider. 
  • We will notify you of critical test results.
  • Testing is performed by trained professionals in compliance with regulatory agencies, ensuring accurate and precise results.
  • You are responsible for contacting a provider regarding your test results, if necessary. 

Choose a location near you:

Melrose

Come to CentraCare Health – Melrose’s main hospital entrance. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Inform the front desk staff that you are interested in Direct Access Testing at the Laboratory.
  • Fill out the personal information, read and sign the Consent and Disclaimer, and pay at the front desk.
  • Come to the laboratory with your receipt.

Test Menu

Test Name

Price

Basic Metabolic Profile (includes calcium, chloride, CO2, creatinine, glucose, potassium, sodium) 
**Fasting 8 hours**
$25

Blood Type (ABO and Rh) - Not for legal or forensic purposes

$35
Cholesterol $10
Glucose (blood sugar) 
**Fasting 8 hours or post-load**
$10
Hemoglobin A1C $15
Hemoglobin $10
Hemogram/Complete Blood Count (includes WBC, RBC, hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, platelet count) $20
Lipid Screen (includes cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and calculated LDL)
**Fasting 12 hours**
$35
Pregnancy Test (urine) $10
PSA (prostate specific antigen) $45
SGOT (AST) $10
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) $35
Urinalysis $20

If you have any questions, please contact your provider.

Paynesville (Begrade, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, Richmond)

Come directly to the Laboratory at the following locations. Payment in advance is required. There are no bills or insurance claims filed.

Test Menu

Test Name

Price

Blood Type (ABO and Rh) - Not for legal or forensic purposes

$20
CA-125 (Cancer Antigen 125) $50
CBC No Differential  (WBC, RBC, Hgb, HCT, PLT and Cell Indices) $20
Cholesterol $10
Colorectal Cancer Screening $20
Glucose (blood sugar) 
**Fasting 8 hours or post-load**
$10
GOT (SGOT) $10
GPT (SGPT) $10
Hemoglobin A1C $20
Hemoglobin $10
Lipid Screen (includes cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, VLDL)
**Fasting 12 hours**
$30
Pregnancy Test (urine) $15
PSA (prostate specific antigen) $35
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) $35
Urinalysis (Dipstick chemistry analysis of urine with micro if required) $20
Urine Drugs of Abuse Screening (With confirmation) $70

For more information, call the CentraCare Health – Paynesville Laboratory at 320-243-7751.

If you have any questions, please contact your provider.

St. Cloud

Come directly to CentraCare Laboratory Services at the following locations. Do not register at the admitting desk.

Test Menu

Test Name

Price

Basic Metabolic Profile (includes calcium, chloride, CO2, creatinine, glucose, potassium, sodium) 
**Fasting 8 hours**
$25

Blood Type (ABO and Rh) - Not for legal or forensic purposes

$35
Cholesterol $10
Drug Screen (urine) - This is not a legal or forensic drug screen (test includes amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates, marijuana) This testing will be performed at a referral laboratory. $45
Glucose (blood sugar) 
**Fasting 8 hours or post-load**
$10
Hemoglobin A1C $15
Hemoglobin $10
Hemogram/Complete Blood Count (includes WBC, RBC, hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, platelet count) $20
Lipid Screen (includes cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and calculated LDL)
**Fasting 12 hours**
$35
Liver Function Profile $25
Pregnancy Test (urine) $10
PSA (prostate specific antigen) $45
SGOT (AST) $10
SGPT (ALT) $10
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) $35
Vitamin D-25 Hydroxy $35
Urinalysis $20

If you have any questions, please contact your provider.

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