How HTD works- how to order blood tests
HTD gives you ALL these great "Yes, you can!" choices:
- You can "skip" the doctor office visit "just to get a blood test prescription", and simply "self-order" any available blood test you want, right here online with HTD!
- If you already have a doctor's prescription for one or more blood tests, you can and should compare his/her "clinic" test prices (BEFORE using the clinic) with the prices HTD has for you here online!
- You can "self-order" your blood tests on HTD from the two largest federal and accredited forensic labs in America: Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp.
- BEFORE placing your order with HTD, you can compare both labs online discounted prices and choose which lab will save you the most money!
- Ordering through HTD, you can take full advantage of our 50-81% "Direct Access Testing" discounts by "self-ordering" your blood tests online!
- Using your Zip Code, you can choose any of 4,000+ locations* to visit and have your blood drawn- without needing an appointment!
*On a vacation or a business trip somewhere in the U.S.A.? There'll likely be a blood draw location nearby, wherever you are!
*RESIDENTS OF NY, NJ, RI, PLEASE NOTE:
Unfortunately, discounted blood testing (i.e., "Direct Access Testing") services are NOT available to you for self-ordering blood tests "online" if you are a resident of one of these three states.
Further, self-ordering blood tests online from LabCorp is NOT available to residents of these two states: MD and MA . However, self-ordering online IS available to MD and MA residents for ordering blood tests online from Quest Diagnostics.
Why on earth is that? We apologize for this ridiculous state-mandated inconvenience for so many Americans, but HTD has absolutely no control over these prejudicial and unwarranted restrictions placed on the laboratories by these states!
- Please be aware that each laboratory has a slightly different availability of blood tests and blood test panels that they will permit HTD to offer you "online". So first, you should first check to see if the blood test you need or want to order is available through the lab you choose.
- Please be mindful, too, that each lab provides HTD with different pricing for the exact same blood test! Sometimes it's only a $2-$3 difference and sometimes it's $20-$30 or even more! So, please check and compare prices BEFORE you begin to place your order. HINT: Quest Diagnostic prices are most often - but not always - less expensive than LabCorp because they most often gives us higher prices for their tests. Please check first and take full advantage of the lowest possible prices you can!
- YES, YOU HAVE CHOICES! That's one of the reasons HTD contracts with "two" national labs for you and not just one!
To self-order your own blood tests, just follow these easy steps:
Step 1- Order one or more blood tests or test panels (you'll be saving up to 81%)
Once you are on the Ordering Page, by defaults you’ll first be presented with a list of tests that are available from Quest Diagnostics. We do that for you because Quest is "usually" less expensive than LabCorp.
You'll see tests are listed by "Popularity", but you can click on "Name" to see them listed alphabetically. You can also click on the "Switch to LabCorp" icon to change the page to list all available tests you can order from LabCorp.
Choose as many tests as you want. The blood draw fee of $8.50 is charged only “once”, even if you order and have your blood drawn for 2 or 3 or "a dozen" different tests at the same time!
If you’re unsure of what tests you’d like to order, you can always give us a call during our California (Pacific) M-F office hours at 1.800.456.4647 ext. 203 and ask us for clarification. (“Medical” advice cannot be given, however. By law, we are not permitted to advise of suggest the type of blood tests you need. Please check with your own physician for answers to any/all "medical" questions.)
You’ll pre-pay for your tests by credit card with us here ONLINE (NOT at the blood draw center). After you pay for your tests, you’ll need to print out your “Authorization Form” (i.e., your blood test "Lab Requisition"). You MUST take that with you to the blood draw center. If you already have a blood test requisition form from your doctor, LEAVE IT AT HOME. Take with you ONLY the one you printed out FROM OUR WEBSITE. (Our requisition is already marked "Paid In Full".)
Step 2- On a weekday and a time of your convenience, visit the blood draw center you found nearest to your home or work (no appointment needed for your blood draw)
Go to a blood draw center location of the lab you chose. Please remember to take your pre-paid “Authorization Form” (blood test requisition form) you printed out. Do NOT pay the draw center any additional money. Remember, you are already PAID IN FULL!
After your blood sample has been collected, the draw center will “overnight” it to the lab for testing. (HINT: Try to get in and have your blood drawn BEFORE 2 PM to ensure your sample is picked up by the courier that SAME day.) Then, normally you should have your results within 2-3 days. You will be notified by an email from Operations@OHSinc.com immediately- the very minute they are reported to us. (NOTE: A very few types of blood tests can take 5-8 days for the lab to properly process and before results are available. That is usually noted for in the Test Description.)
You're Done- 2-3 days later, privately view and print out your confidential test results right here online! You can view them on your smartphone and tablet, too!
Your test results will normally be available here on our HTD website within 2-3 days after the day your blood sample was collected and sent overnight to the lab. Again, please be aware that there are a few types of tests that are exceptions and will take 5-8 days to analyze before their results are released.
Both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp electronically release blood test results to HTD 24/7, just as soon as they become available on Mondays through Fridays- and sometimes (but rarely) on weekends too. You will need your confidentially registered User Name and Password to access your secure test results. You'll use the same login information as when you initially signed up and ordered your test(s).
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