Do I need a doctor's referral to be tested?
We are a direct-to-consumer testing facility. No doctor's referral is necessary for you to receive the testing you want. However, a doctor's referral will most likely be necessary for insurance coverage.
Cost of RapidTestMe services
How much does it cost and how do I pay?
At RapidTestMe, we charge a flat fee of $99 for our testing services with the exception of Paternity testing and partner STD testing. Our fee does not include the cost of labs which vary greatly and is your responsibility.
You pay our $99 service fee when scheduling your appointment. Our fee includes your consultation, specimen collection, managing your results, and referral, if necessary. Our service fee is $99 no matter how many tests you choose.
Lab costs are paid separately.
What are the lab fees and where do I pay for them?
Lab costs are your responsibility. The cost of labwork varies depending on the tests you choose and can add up. The price you'll see listed for tests and panels is the self-pay price offered by our lab for those individuals who are uninsured or choose not to go through insurance. If you have a very high deductible, you may want to self-pay.
If you choose to use insurance, your insurance company will be billed the full cost of your labs. Note that if you are being tested without a doctor's referral, there's a good chance your insurance will not cover the cost of your labs.
Cost of your labwork
Why are lab costs not included in our price?
We do not make money on labs. The fee you are charged is the same fee we would pay for those same labs and the lab will bill you or your insurance company directly.
Where we send your labwork
Which labs do you use?
We use two labs, BioReference and LabCorp. If you are self-paying, we will send your labwork to BioReference as they offer a greatly reduced price for our patients who do not have or want to use insurance.
If you choose to use insurance, we will ask you which lab your insurance covers. Please contact your insurance company to make sure they will cover the cost of your labs.
Before your appointment
Do I need to fast or drink water before I come?
Drink plenty of water before having any blood test. Water hydrates your veins. Hydrated veins are easier to find and easier to draw from.
If you are taking a test that requires a urine sample, do not urinate for at least one hour prior to testing.
Some blood tests will require you to fast/not eat beforehand to help make sure that your test results are accurate. In these cases, do not eat or drink anything, except water, 10 to 12 hours leading up to the test. The vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that make up all food and beverages can impact blood-level readings and affect the results of your test.
It is recommended that you not eat for 10 to 12 hours before these tests:
- Blood glucose test
- Cholesterol panel
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Renal (kidney) function panel
It is recommended that you not eat for 12 hours or drink alcohol for 48 hours before this test:
- Hepatic (liver) function panel
At your appointment
What can I expect?
Your appointment will take 15 minutes or less.
If you are concerned about privacy and there are others in the waiting area, we provide a range of tests so no one will know why you are here. Our experienced medical practitioner will take you into a separate testing room where we discuss your needs in private.
Blood work lab results
When can I expect my test results and what happens next?
We send your sample to the lab the same day as your appointment. Turnaround time is typically 1 to 3 days. We'll inform you if your test will take longer. You can access your lab results by logging into your Bioreference portal at www.bioreference.com/patient-portal.
Note: If you test positive for an STD, we will either provide you with a referral or ask to you to come in for a follow-up consultation and treatment as indicated.
Your patient portal
Can I check my test results online?
Where can I find additional information about lab tests I'm considering?
Most of our tests and test panels are sent to BioReference Labs. You can look up information on the tests we offer in their online test directory.
Tests not offered by BioReference Labs will be sent to LabCorp. To look up information about LabCorp's tests, visit LabCorp's Patient Test Information website. LabCorp also provides a comprehensive list of specialty and general laboratory testing services in their online Test Menu.
Do you take insurance? What if I don't have insurance or don't want to use my insurance?
Submitting RapidTestMe fees to your insurance
We do not submit our $99 service fee to insurance. You will, however, be emailed a receipt that you can submit directly to your insurance. There is no guarantee that our service fee will be reimbursed to you by your insurance company.
Submitting lab fees to your insurance
If you plan to use insurance to pay for your lab fees, complete the insurance form when you schedule and we will submit your insurance information to the lab for billing. Your insurance will be charged the full price for all labs. If you have a high deductible, you may want to choose to self-pay.
If you choose to self pay, we are able to offer a significant discount on all lab fees. All lab fees listed on this website are the estimated discounted, self pay prices from BioReference Labs.
How do I know if my insurance covers RapidTestMe's fees or the cost of labs?
If you are using medical insurance, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to find out your benefits and coverage.
Medical insurance often does not cover the cost of direct access testing that they consider to be non-efficacious or not medically or therapeutically necessary. Most insurance will not reimburse these charges or apply them towards your deductible if they are not ordered by a medical provider.
If you choose to submit your lab fees to insurance, your insurance will be charged the full price of the labs.
Permanent medical record
Will my test results appear on my medical record?
When you get tested at RapidTestMe (or any medical office) and use insurance, the results are reported to your insurance company and go on your permanent medical record. So, if you want to keep your information private, don't use insurance and pay all lab fees personally.
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