How Direct Access Testing (DAT) is improving fitness regimens, health outcomes, and preventative care at a fraction of the cost to consumers.
In a time where advances in modern medicine seem to be occurring daily, the average consumer now has greater access to preventative healthcare measures that were previously unavailable to the general public. Testing and knowledge that had been shrouded in secrecy and prohibitively expensive is quickly becoming accessible to the masses. As healthcare costs continue to rise and medical appointments become increasingly difficult to schedule, many individuals are looking to regain control of their health outcomes through the use of Direct Access Testing (DAT). Direct Access Testing provides access of health and medical lab testing that’s accessible directly to consumers, empowering people to take care and control of their own health while saving time and money.
Dialing in Your Health and Fitness
Hundreds of years ago, the philosopher Socrates exclaimed to his followers, “Know thyself.” Though centuries old, the advice continues to hold true. In our lives, we are the captains of our ship and as such, it is imperative that we understand our inner workings. Direct Access Testing (DAT) at Test Smartly Labs empowers every person the ability to access critical medical information that was previously restricted to a healthcare setting. By identifying their own lab testing needs and determining the potential impact of the results, individuals are in the driver’s seat when it comes to their healthcare regimen. From athletes dialing in their fitness routine to the mother suffering from allergies, Direct Access Testing allows everyone the ability to truly know themselves and make appropriate choices based off that information.
Proactive Preventative Care
For many Direct Access Testing users, the desire to take a proactive stance in their health is the main motivating factor. For a variety of reasons, patients are not always forthcoming about their worries or concerns when it comes to their health. From potential embarrassment regarding a condition they’d rather not talk about with another person, to the instances where the medical professional quickly dismisses the patient’s worry, there are many reasons why individuals fail to self-advocate in the doctor’s office. Direct Access Testing (DAT) puts the power of knowledge back in the hands of the patient, allowing confidential and non-judgmental lab screening that can either ease their mind or direct their next medical decision. Direct Access Testing (DAT) also allows individuals the ability to gather the information they see relevant and present it directly to their medical professional for further action. This proactive self-advocacy can literally be a lifesaver. Test Smartly Labs Testing Centers offer Direct Access Testing accessible to everyone and for hundreds of blood and lab tests.
In addition to owning and directing their own care, Direct Access Testing users also save hundreds of dollars in testing, lab, and consulting fees provided in a large medical complex or clinic. Where the overhead is far higher in the healthcare system, the cost of lab testing is equally inflated, leaving the consumer footing the bill for lab testing that may or may not be useful. Direct Access Testing cuts out the middleman, saving a vast sum of money for the average consumer. In addition to the testing and lab generated results being far lower than similar tests administered in the doctor’s office or hospital, the ability for individuals to review the results and determine their next course of action with their medical professional can save thousands of dollars.
…And Saving Time
The greatest savings, of course, is time. Time is our most precious commodity, and Direct Access Testing at Test Smartly Labs Testing Centers is the single fastest way for anyone to identify healthcare goals or concerns. Through Direct Access Testing, individuals are able to test on their schedule – eliminating the need to schedule testing through their doctor’s office. Instead of waiting weeks for an appointment, self-directed testing is available whenever the consumer is available. Beyond saving time waiting for an appointment, Direct Access Testing at Test Smartly Labs also allows the individual the ability to decide if the results warrant a follow-up appointment with their physician and once at that appointment, the patient can deliver the lab test results to the doctor on the spot, eliminating the need to order testing and scheduling a further appointments to discuss their bloodwork. It simply makes more sense to have lab results in-hand rather than talking about theoretical issues at the time of your doctors’ appointment.
There are many reasons why people are opting for self-directed lab testing, but it really comes down to personal control, cost savings and empowerment. As the technology continues to advance, each individual will have greater access to their personal innerworkings, and ultimately, the freedom to make decisions based on that information. In the words of Socrates, “Know thyself.”
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