Basic Health Check
A convenient package of commonly ordered lab tests that shows how your body is functioning.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
This test measures levels of 14 individual components to assess your overall health.
Alabama Blood Testing Directory
Please note that the labs listed below do not accept payment and will not perform testing without a physician’s order. To get a physician’s order, you can purchase lab tests in our secure online Shop. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-877-511-5227 or email [email protected] All orders are confidential.
Health Statistics in Alabama
Alabama’s reported deaths for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV are all under the national average. But with early detection, death rates could be lower. Reported deaths in Alabama include:
|Alabama||Total U.S. Population|
|Cancer deaths (per 100,000)||212.6||182.6|
|Diabetes deaths (per 100,000)||33.1||31.4|
|Heart disease deaths (per 100,000)||311.2||209.4|
|HIV deaths (per 100,000)||1.8||1.5|
Common Blood Tests
Should you get a blood test? Learn about some of the most common blood tests and what they’re used for.
|Test||What it’s used for|
|Basic metabolic panel (BMP)||
|Blood clotting test||
|Complete blood count (CBC)||
Blood Testing in Alabama:
Alabama Community Health Testing Centers
Community-based health testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for blood testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
- AFC PriMed EastchaseAddress: 2570 Berryhill Rd., Suite 3564, Montgomery, AL 36117 Number: (334) 323-1330
- Alabama Free ClinicAddress: Baldwin County Government Annex VI, Bay Minette, AL 36507 Number: (251) 937-8096
- Ascension Providence Outpatient DiagnosticsAddress: 6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608 Number: (251) 266-2704
- Community Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County, Inc.Address: 245 Jackson St. SE, Decatur, AL 35601 Number: (256) 309-2491
- Jackson Clinic Family Medicine Center and Urgent CareAddress: 1801 Pine St., Suite 103, Montgomery, AL 36106 Number: (334) 240-2334
- MainStreet Family CareAddress: 6280 Grelot Rd., Suite 200, Mobile, AL 36609 Number: (251) 288-5606
- Springhill Medical CenterAddress: 3719 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36608 Number: (251) 344-9630
Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Tests in Alabama
Can I order my own blood tests in Alabama?
Yes, you can have your blood tested in Alabama by ordering tests directly from a lab or online.
Can I request a blood test without seeing a doctor?
Direct access testing or direct-to-consumer testing is becoming more acceptable. This allows you to get some blood tests without having to first see a doctor or get a prescription.
How much does blood testing cost in Alabama?
Blood testing costs can range widely depending on the type of test, where you have it done, and what your health insurance plan covers. Some highly specialized blood tests may cost more out of pocket as compared to routine blood work. If you are uninsured, you might also be able to find free or low-cost testing at a nonprofit or community health clinic.
Can I use insurance to get my blood tested?
You can usually use your health insurance to cover the cost for blood testing, but you may have a copayment or deductible that you’re responsible to pay. If you’re unsure of your coverage, call your plan or ask the laboratory for a cost estimate.
How often should I get my blood tested?
Blood work is normally done about once per year for most healthy individuals. If you have chronic conditions or take certain medications, you may have to have blood drawn every couple of months or some other frequency. It is best to discuss this with your doctor.
Can you eat or drink while fasting for a blood test?
It’s always best to look over your pre-testing instructions carefully since some blood tests do require that you do not eat or drink for a certain number of hours, while others do not. When in doubt, you can always call your lab or health care office to ask.
What does routine blood work check for?
Getting regular blood work is a way to gauge if your body systems are functioning normally. Key elements in your blood can help explain how things are working. For instance, when you get a complete blood count – which counts up your red and white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin – it can indicate if you have an infection or be a sign that you are deficient in certain nutrients.
Another key test is a basic metabolic panel, which measures your blood glucose, calcium and electrolyte levels.