Wisconsin Blood Testing Directory
To help you locate an accredited laboratory/testing center, a list of resources has been compiled and can be found below.
Consult with your health care provider about any lab testing that you may be considering. It is also important to follow up with your health care provider to discuss your results within the context of your medical history.
Health Statistics in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s reported deaths for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV are all close to the national average. But with early detection, death rates could be even lower. Reported deaths in Wisconsin include:
|Wisconsin||Total U.S. Population|
|Cancer deaths (per 100,000)||195.6||182.6|
|Diabetes deaths (per 100,000)||28.9||31.4|
|Heart disease deaths (per 100,000)||218.5||209.4|
|HIV deaths (per 100,000)||0.4||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)||
Wisconsin 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:
- ACL Lab Patient Service CenterAddress: 6901 W Edgerton Ave, Greenfield, WI 53220 Number: (414) 421-8400
- Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – Elmbrook CampusAddress: 19333 West North Ave, Brookfield, WI 53045 Number: (262) 785-2000
- Chippewa Valley Free ClinicAddress: 1030 Oak Ridge Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54701 Number: (715) 839-8477
- Froedtert West Bend Hospital LabAddress: 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095 Number: (414) 777-1900
- Lab Services at SSM Health Outpatient CenterAddress: 703 Brooks St., Madison, WI 53715 Number: (608) 260-2935
- Lake Area Free Clinic – Medical ClinicAddress: 856 Armour Rd #B, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Number: (262) 569-4990
- ProHealth Urgent Care New BerlinAddress: 13900 W National Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151 Number: (262) 928-4500
- Specialty Care Free ClinicAddress: 1409 Emil Street, Madison, WI 53713 Number: (608) 827-2308
Frequently Asked Questions About Blood Tests in Wisconsin
Can I order my own blood tests in Wisconsin?
Yes, depending on the test, you can order your blood tests in Wisconsin.
Can I request a blood test without seeing a doctor?
Nowadays, you can 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 Wisconsin?
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?
Sometimes, 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 copayments or deductibles.
How often should I get my blood tested?
The frequency with which you need your blood test is a question for your primary care physician. If you are 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 require that you fast for a certain number of hours to get more accurate results, while eating and drinking don’t have an impact for others. 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.
For example, a complete blood count 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.