Your health and healthcare are exactly that: yours.
If you think you need a lab test or preventative screening—based on family history, lifestyle, an article you read, or any other reason—don’t put it off. Getting tested is about gaining the information you need to make the health decisions that are right for you.
Start with calling your doctor’s office
Because of regulations in every state, patients must have their doctor request lab tests. To get tested, you’ll need to contact your doctor and find out your options for getting a lab order through him or her.
Don’t be afraid to ask
Discuss your testing questions with your doctor. No matter how well she or he may know you, ultimately you know you best. Ask with confidence if you’re curious about a particular test. You have a right to know.
Call ahead
Phone your doctor’s office before your next exam, to find out if a particular test is offered as part of a routine checkup. Ask if your specimen can be collected in the office or if you must go to a testing center.
In some instances, he or she may ask you to get a test in advance so your results will be available at your office visit. Or he or she may want to investigate it further or talk with colleagues before ordering the test.
Come prepared
Before meeting with your doctor, it’s a good idea to print out a copy of a related DCI brochure or webpage that describes the test or health condition. If you and your doctor feel that a test is right for you, you might be able to have it done immediately at his or her clinic.
Comprehensive services in one place
DCI Diagnostics currently offers more than 3,500 types of lab tests. It’s one reason we’re the leader in diagnostic testing services.
Schedule an appointment
Appointments help reduce wait times during busy hours. Walk-ins are allowed, but we recommend making an appointment before you come in.
Follow up and follow through
It’s up to you to follow through. Depending on the decisions you and your doctor make during your appointment, don’t wait to schedule follow-up appointments, including related lab tests. The sooner you have answers, the better equipped you’ll be to make health-related decisions.
Your testing results will empower you to make the best choices for your health. Follow up with your doctor until you know your results, and DCI deliver your results directly to your computer or mobile device.
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Some common tests to consider:

  • Cholesterol testing for risk of heart disease
  • Colorectal cancer testing for adults over 50
  • Diabetes (Type 2) testing for adults with high blood pressure
  • HIV testing for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk
  • Hepatitis C testing for people at high risk