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.
Maine 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 Maine
Maine’s reported deaths for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are all above national averages. Early detection is the key to helping keep these rates under control. Reported deaths in Maine include:
|Maine||Total U.S. Population|
|Cancer deaths (per 100,000)||251.6||182.6|
|Diabetes deaths (per 100,000)||39.0||31.4|
|Heart disease deaths (per 100,000)||239.2||209.4|
|HIV deaths (per 100,000)||0.0||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)||
Maine 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 Urgent Care South PortlandAddress: 230 Waterman Drive, South Portland, ME 04106 Number: (207) 795-5780
- CMMC Outpatient LabAddress: 12 High Street Ground Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240 Number: (207) 795-5780
- Ellsworth Free Medical ClinicAddress: 248 State St # 16, Ellsworth, ME 04605 Number: (207) 667-7953
- Mid Coast Hospital Laboratory Service Center – Parkview CampusAddress: South Entrance, 329 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011 Number: (207) 373-6550
- Oasis Free ClinicsAddress: Address: 66 Baribeau Dr # 5B, Brunswick, ME 04011 Number: (207) 721-9277
- Penobscot Community Health Center Walk-In CareAddress: 1012 Union St Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401 Number: (207) 404-8100
- York Walk-In CareAddress: 343 US Route 1, York, Maine 03909 Number: (207) 351-2600
Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Tests in Maine
Can I order my own blood tests in Maine?
Yes, you can order your own blood tests in Maine, though your insurance is less likely to cover a direct access test rather than one ordered by a doctor.
Can I request a blood test without seeing a doctor?
Nowadays, you are able to get some blood tests done by going directly to a lab or ordering a test online. This is sometimes called direct access testing or direct-to-consumer testing,
How much does blood testing cost in Maine?
Blood testing costs vary depending on a few factors including the type of health insurance coverage you have, which test you are getting done, and where it’s being done. Some tests may be free of cost if your insurance covers you or if you opt to visit a free clinic. In general, there are lots of affordable options for basic blood work used in preventative care. Other highly specialized blood tests can be more expensive.
Can I use insurance to get my blood tested?
In some cases, you can use insurance to pay, or partially pay, for blood tests. It’s always best to check with your health insurance plan to see what you’re covered for, and if you’re responsible for any copayments or deductibles.
How often should I get my blood tested?
The frequency with which you should get your blood tested is a question that you should pose to your primary care physician. For an otherwise healthy person, some bloodwork is usually recommended once per year as part of your general physical exam. But if you have a health condition that requires more frequent monitoring, you may have to get blood tests at different intervals, such as twice per year, four times per year, or every month.
Can you eat or drink while fasting for a blood test?
Some blood tests do require that you fast for a certain number of hours to get more accurate results, while for others, eating and drinking don’t have an impact. When going for a blood test, read and follow pre-testing instructions carefully, or call the lab or your health care provider if you’re unsure.
What does routine blood work check for?
Routine blood work typically checks key levels in your blood to determine if yours are within the normal range. Depending on the test, lower or higher than normal results could indicate a possible infection, a sign that a body system or organ isn’t performing as it should, or it can help rule out conditions to help with diagnosis. A complete blood count, for example, measures your red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin. A basic metabolic panel is another common test that measures blood glucose, calcium, and electrolyte levels.