Direct Access Testing

Notice! The information on this page does not include COVID-19 testing. Visit our COVID-19 site for more information on COVID-19 symptoms and what to do if you are sick.

No Physician Order Required

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 two to three 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:

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

  • CentraCare – Long Prairie:
    • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CentraCare – Melrose:
    • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CentraCare – Monticello:
    • Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • CentraCare – Paynesville:
    • Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon

The Following Clinic Locations During Their Normal Business Hours:

  • Belgrade
  • Cold Spring
  • Eden Valley
  • Richmond
  • CentraCare – Sauk Centre:
    • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CentraCare Plaza:
    • Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • St. Cloud Hospital:
    • Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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
  • 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
  • Kit Collection (general specimen collection kits, limited processing)
  • $20

If you have any questions, please contact your provider.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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