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Walk In Celiac Testing In Ames, Iowa!

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For those in Iowa who are having difficulty getting tested, or who don't have insurance, I wanted to let you know that the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames will do Celiac Testing for $25. Just walk into the lab, no appt needed, no dr. referral needed. Simple and fast and CHEAP! They also do wellness profiles- (hemoglobin, cholesterol, PSA, etc.) I wish every large medical facility had this type of thing available. I actually found out about this by accident, it was mentioned in an older post on this site and seemed like a useful thing to bring to everyones attention again. My thanks to the original poster!

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That's amazing and wonderful. Where I live, you can't even get a copy of your lab results from a lab unless your doctor writes on the rx that you can have a copy.

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That's amazing and wonderful. Where I live, you can't even get a copy of your lab results from a lab unless your doctor writes on the rx that you can have a copy.

If you live in the US your certainly can. So many doctors have their heads up their butts that we actually made a federal law that requires that they give you any information pertinent to your own health upon request.

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Marilyn, I thought you lived in the US? The best way to get a copy of lab results is to get them from the doc who ordered them. It's hard for labs to legally verify you are you to give you copies. So most don't handle that. They will send a copy at the same time they send them to the doc to anyone the doc specifies on the order. That actually may not be technically legal in every state.

Josh- Once the federal govt got a hold of HIPPA ( the federal law about health care privacy) , it changed from what we originally intended 20 years ago.

In all practicality, the best way to get copies is to ask the doctors office nicely. If you have problems, I can give you some ideas.

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Marilyn, I thought you lived in the US? The best way to get a copy of lab results is to get them from the doc who ordered them. It's hard for labs to legally verify you are you to give you copies. So most don't handle that. They will send a copy at the same time they send them to the doc to anyone the doc specifies on the order. That actually may not be technically legal in every state.

Josh- Once the federal govt got a hold of HIPPA ( the federal law about health care privacy) , it changed from what we originally intended 20 years ago.

In all practicality, the best way to get copies is to ask the doctors office nicely. If you have problems, I can give you some ideas.

Thanks again Karen. I think in Montana you can pick up results from your blood work because it is state law. I think it should be the law everywhere! I never would have known I had a vitamin D defficiency unless I picked up and reviewed my own lab results. Sad, but true. Nobody from the doctor's office called me. (They call when they want to refer me to another dang specialist.)

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Thanks again Karen. I think in Montana you can pick up results from your blood work because it is state law. I think it should be the law everywhere! I never would have known I had a vitamin D defficiency unless I picked up and reviewed my own lab results. Sad, but true. Nobody from the doctor's office called me. (They call when they want to refer me to another dang specialist.)

In the US, in any state, you can get copies of the medical records. For lab results, it's easier to get them from a doctors office, especially if you are already there.

The paper record belongs to the doctor or facility. The information belongs to you. You can't ( except in rare circumstances) take the record from the doctor's office and leave him with none. You are in charge of who gets the info contained in the record. I don't remember if that was a federal law. I am thinkingi it may have been a Supreme court ruling years ago.

There are exceptions for all this such as mental competency issues and terminationofparental rights.

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