Order Your Own Cholesterol Test

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When my cardiologist and I had a small miscommunication about the tests he was ordering at the end of December (which mattered because I had hit my huge deductible so was trying to get all necessary medical expenses done in 2015!) I learned two things:

  • You can save HUNDREDS of dollars on lab tests if you shop around – key if you are paying out of pocket because you have a high deductible.
  • You can order your own lab tests – you don’t need a doctor’s prescription for many tests, including cholesterol testing!

Here’s what happened…