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.
Nebraska 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 Nebraska
Nebraska’s reported deaths for cancer is slightly above the national average, but for diabetes and heart disease the rate is a bit lower and HIV deaths at zero. Early detection can help decrease death rates. Reported deaths in Nebraska include:
|Nebraska||Total U.S. Population|
|Cancer deaths (per 100,000)||183.4||182.6|
|Diabetes deaths (per 100,000)||30.6||31.4|
|Heart disease deaths (per 100,000)||189.1||209.4|
|HIV deaths (per 100,000)||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)||
Blood Testing in Nebraska:
Nebraska 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:
- Bryan Health Pine Lake CampusAddress: 3901 Pine Lake, Lincoln, NE 68516 Number: (402) 481-6000
- Concentra Urgent CareAddress: 4900 N. 26th St., Suite 104, Lincoln, NE 68521 Number: (402) 465-0010
- Noah ClinicAddress: 5620 Ames Ave., Omaha NE, 68104 Number: (402) 933-0737
- Siouxland Community Health CenterAddress: 3410 Futures Dr., South Sioux City, NE 68776 Number: (402) 412-7242
- St. Elizabeth Outpatient Hospital LabAddress: 555 S. 70th St., Lincoln, NE 68510 Number: (402) 219-7261
- UNMC Patient Service CenterAddress: 300 N. 44th St., Suite 110, Lincoln, NE 68503 Number: (402) 559-2299
- Urgent Care Clinic of Lincoln, P.C.Address: 4210 Pioneer Woods Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506 Number: (402) 488-4321
Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Tests in Nebraska
Can I order my own blood tests in Nebraska?
In Nebraska, there are many blood tests that you can order for yourself, though some specialized tests may need to be ordered by a physician.
Can I request a blood test without seeing a doctor?
Some blood tests allow for direct-to-consumer testing. That means you can go to a lab or order a test online without getting a prescription from a doctor.
How much does blood testing cost in Nebraska?
Blood testing prices can vary depending on whether or not your health plan covers some or all of the cost, the type of test, and where you get it. You may even be able to get some blood tests for free if you visit certain community or public health clinics. Routine blood tests will typically cost less (or be covered by insurance), while some complex blood tests may cost more.
Can I use insurance to get my blood tested?
Health insurance plans usually pay for some or all blood testing costs. Sometimes, your plan may require you to make a copayment or meet a deductible. Call your plan to ask about your coverage.
How often should I get my blood tested?
Getting blood tests once per year is usually standard if you do not have chronic conditions or take medication. For those under a doctor’s care, it may be necessary to get certain blood work done more frequently, such as every few months. This is a discussion you should have with your health care team.
Can you eat or drink while fasting for a blood test?
To get the most accurate results, some blood tests may require that you don’t eat or drink for a set amount of time before the test. Other types of blood work are not impacted by what you consume. It’s always best to read any pretest instructions carefully or contact your lab or health care provider in advance to be sure.
What does routine blood work check for?
Blood tests done as part of your yearly physical or well check usually determine if certain levels in your blood are in the normal range. For example, a complete blood count will measure the level of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin, which can provide clues as to your overall health. You might also get a basic metabolic panel, which will look at your blood glucose, calcium, and electrolyte levels.