Cheap Bloodwork - How to Get It WITHOUT Insurance

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  1. iD, go to your doctor and tell him your concerns, and he will order a blood test that's even more comprehensive than what you get w/ a hormone panel. Your insurance should cover a full physical once a year too...


  2. I am going to be getting the Anabolic Steroid Panel test done, it tests for IGF-1 but there is a seperate test for HGH and I was wondering if there was a big difference between IGF-1 and HGH. If my IGF-1 is normal does that mean GH levels would be normal? Thanks.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by mando2112
    I am going to be getting the Anabolic Steroid Panel test done, it tests for IGF-1 but there is a seperate test for HGH and I was wondering if there was a big difference between IGF-1 and HGH. If my IGF-1 is normal does that mean GH levels would be normal? Thanks.
    I've always read that IGF-1 is typically a good indicator as how your body is producing HGH. I wouldn't pay the extra amount unless you just have the extra dinero.

  4. Does anyone know if this would be an eligible HSA expense without having a a physician order the test? I've been trying to figure it out but it seems questionable looking at the allowable expense list.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by PintSizPopeye
    Does anyone know if this would be an eligible HSA expense without having a a physician order the test? I've been trying to figure it out but it seems questionable looking at the allowable expense list.
    I'm curious of that as well. One could try and if it didn't work just pay back the expense.
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  6. Well that was easy, I should have just started with an email to them rather than wasting my time going through the HSA information. This is the response I got from them:

    "Please be aware, our services are strictly self-pay and are not eligible for submission as a claim to your health insurance provider, but can be used for Flexible Spending and Heath Savings Account reimbursements.

    There is an option to print a receipt for orders by logging into your secure account. Located below the order number, click on ‘View Receipt’ to print the only receipt we provide."

    Well now I know for next time... just figured I'd share this little bit of information for anyone else who was curious.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by PintSizPopeye
    Well that was easy, I should have just started with an email to them rather than wasting my time going through the HSA information. This is the response I got from them:

    "Please be aware, our services are strictly self-pay and are not eligible for submission as a claim to your health insurance provider, but can be used for Flexible Spending and Heath Savings Account reimbursements.

    There is an option to print a receipt for orders by logging into your secure account. Located below the order number, click on 'View Receipt' to print the only receipt we provide."

    Well now I know for next time... just figured I'd share this little bit of information for anyone else who was curious.
    Great man--Thanks for sharing!

  8. Just did this today. It was really fast and easy. Waiting for my results now. I got the female hormone panel and lipids. This makes me feel 100 times better about starting next cycle knowing my bloodwork.

  9. Great post! How long would you wait post cycle to get tested?

  10. I think i should try that

  11. If you have insurance, can you just come to a doctor and request your bloodwork to be done? Why do you claim you need it?

  12. Yes, you'd pretty much be able to get most standard blood work done (CBC, Metabolic Panel, Lipids, TSH).

    Other stuff like Testosterone and other hormones you'll have to come up with some "symptoms" to have them order it otherwise insurance will probably not pay for the tests.

    My doctor didn't even wanna order cortisol, prolactin, PSA and some other stuff for me. Said it's for "old people". Also said tests like Estrogen and LH are for "women" and asked if I'm female and said he's the doctor so let him do his thing and disregarded my concerns.

    Needless to say, I will eventually find another doctor who's more open to requesting blood work. Also, you could consider a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) f your work offers it and you calculate it to be worth it.

    I believe someone mentioned PrivateMDLabs blood work is a Health Savings Account eligible expense which I can get through my employer by enrolling into the HDHP plan.

  13. Quick question. Should I take a day off lifting prior to test morning? I know I should fast. Curious if a lift day before would skew the results.

    I'm not doing cycles or anything, just wanted to get the "Female Hormone" and "Lipid (Ratio)" tests for my own knowledge. Never had either. (28yo)

  14. Hello Everyone, I received my results by from LabCorp this morning. My Testosterone Serum result was 347 from the range 348-1197, and my Estradiol result was 41.6 from the range 7.6-42.6. Are there any Testosterone boosters that can help me. Thanks!

  15. I can get crazy low prices in Missouri. PM if you are looking for more info.

  16. I just ordered my test yesterday. Got my blood drawn today. Test purchase was easy, lab experience was good with a five minute in/out with no wait. We will see my results in a few days.

    Def would recommend this to everyone!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by dell1972 View Post
    Hello Everyone, I received my results by from LabCorp this morning. My Testosterone Serum result was 347 from the range 348-1197, and my Estradiol result was 41.6 from the range 7.6-42.6. Are there any Testosterone boosters that can help me. Thanks!
    If you are not currently using any supplements and have insurance go to an endocrinologist. OTC test boosters and estrogen blockers are hit and miss. Why screw around, get real help, its one of the best decisions I've ever made.

  18. where do I find a promo code for Labcorp?

  19. Quote Originally Posted by fprio View Post
    where do I find a promo code for Labcorp?
    What price are we talking about with it>?

  20. great thread...since i live in one of the states mentioned that won't honor it will i still be able to do this if i find or have an addy in the next state over that allows this? really need to get mine checked,and badly.been on last 5yrs but no med insurance and the prices some of these doctors want for simple blood panel testing is way too high for my budget.thnx for any replies...

  21. Does anybody have a promo code?
    The fight is won long before you step out into those lights, its won through all the hard work in the gym ,through all those miles ran-Ali

  22. This is great. Not having insurance sucks
    The fight is won long before you step out into those lights, its won through all the hard work in the gym ,through all those miles ran-Ali
  23. Good Test, But Need Help With Interpretation


    This was great...five minutes in and out, with results in two days. I do show low and high in a few areas...I am wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on these. I got the test not because I am doing cycles of PH or steroids, but because I have tried multiple diets, workouts, intervals, etc.....and I do not seem to be growing at all. My macros are spot on, and I have played with these also to no avail. So...I got this primarily to see if anything might be going on inside that is preventing things from growing. I am a male, 40 years old, 5'6" and 152 pounds, 9.5% BF.

    Thank you in advance for an thoughts, interpretations, advice in advance.

    RDW 12.2 Reference interval 12.3-15.4 (Low)

    Bun/Creatinine Ratio 21 Reference interval 9-20 (High)
    AST (SGOT) 55 Reference interval 0-40 (high)
    ALT (SGPT) 66 Reference interval 0-44 (High)
    Testoterone Serum 239 Reference interval 348-1197 (Low)

  24. Great info, thanks!
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