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PghBunch 1,339 February 25, 2014 at 05:38 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (5)
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I read this article on Wired earlier and thought it'd be a great way for some to save on lab fees.

Article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience...d=18964974

Lab Fees & Locations: http://www.theranos.com/test-menu...r_solution

Most are priced between $2 - $10. There looks to be significant savings for fertility treatment costs as well. (Claims $35 in fees vs up to $2,000 at other labs.)

May combine well with this link for cheap/free online Dr visit: http://slickdeals.net/f/6749104-45-online-medical-care-some-blue-cross-insurances-free-limited-services-prescriptions-allowed-in-33-states-37-now?v=1&p=66416768#post66416768
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Currently Available at 30+ locations!

(Save some time - they are all in Arizona plus one in Palo Alto, CA).

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55 W Apache Trail
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9230 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85207
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Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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333 E Hunt Hwy
Queen Creek, AZ 85143
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785 S Coooper Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233
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Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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1130 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
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3420 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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1975 S Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286
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2415 E Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
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2000 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Glendale, AZ 85308
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7606 S 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Phoenix, AZ 85031
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Peoria, AZ 85382
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9040 W Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
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8301 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Sun City West, AZ 85375
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3361 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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...will be located in every Walgreens soon......that will make it easy to find and accessible to many! nod
Thx OP, TU, repped and shared! Smilie
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Just read about it this morning. Seems like a great idea. Unfortunately the center locations are very limited at this time. Looks like nothing in the NY/NJ area
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Quote from PghBunch View Post :
I read this article on Wired earlier and thought it'd be a great way for some to save on lab fees.

Article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience...d=18964974

Lab Fees & Locations: http://www.theranos.com/test-menu...r_solution

Most are priced between $2 - $10. There looks to be significant savings for fertility treatment costs as well. (Claims $35 in fees vs up to $2,000 at other labs.)
but how do i buy a test? how long is the order valid for, i have to wait till they open in walgreens
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I think you have to wait until they expand to your Walgreens. I saw a couple of news articles mentioning that they're already open in Palo Alto and Phoenix. I'm not sure when they'll be expanding to other locations.


My husband joked that we could fly out to CA for a weekend vacation, get lab work done at one of those locations and still pay less than what we've sometimes had to pay locally!
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Thanks, OP! Tested through the roof for testosterone, and syphilis. Maybe related?
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Quote from PghBunch View Post :
My husband joked that we could fly out to CA for a weekend vacation, get lab work done at one of those locations and still pay less than what we've sometimes had to pay locally!
I would advise caution - this is a secretive company that has resisted Wall St and medical peer review, so it may be too good to be true.
early cheap tests may be heavily subsidized to help demonstrate and calibrate their equipment and processes, so they may not yet be
accurate or represent the final costs to the public once their service is launched - if ever.
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Disruptive!... Big Grin

+4, tnx
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I would advise caution - this is a secretive company that has resisted Wall St and medical peer review, so it may be too good to be true.
early cheap tests may be heavily subsidized to help demonstrate and calibrate their equipment and processes, so they may not yet be
accurate or represent the final costs to the public once their service is launched - if ever.
Why does a company have to open itself up to carnivorous, hostile investors on Wall Street that will demand that they do the exact opposite (raise prices to maximize profit for shareholders) of what their charter is (to make testing less cumbersome and affordable) to be considered a "legitimate" company?

As for the prices being at introductory levels until they can launch their service....they've already launched it in select Walgreens. These aren't the target prices that they are tossing about in conceptual conversations but the actual prices that are already being offered to consumers.

Also, since they are offering up scientific results, their competition can easily test the accuracy of their results....simply offer the same tests to consumers of this company for free so that they can be validated.
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As a physician, I would advise extreme caution with doing any test that is not indicated. I know how this will sound to many people, but doing tests for curiosity's sake, for example, is very dangerous.

The vast majority of the tests on that list are pure nonsense for those without a very specific clinical scenario. Without the right history, symptoms, signs, and physical exam findings, I would not order a single test.

Trust me, I teach this stuff to physicians-in-training. Ordering a test without a good reason will lead to nothing but bad things.

Having said that, these prices are unbelievable. My hospital charges $64 for electrolytes (BMP) and $36 for a potassium (K)!
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The Walgreens live chat person just told me that she's aware of the Wellness Centers, but that I had to contact their Consumer Relations Dept to get specific information about when/if they'd be coming to my area. Here's the info in case anyone else wants to check on their area.

consumerrelations.bb@walgreens.com.
1800-925-4733 select option 4
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Quote from PghBunch View Post :
I read this article on Wired earlier and thought it'd be a great way for some to save on lab fees.

Article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience...d=18964974

Lab Fees & Locations: http://www.theranos.com/test-menu...r_solution

Most are priced between $2 - $10. There looks to be significant savings for fertility treatment costs as well. (Claims $35 in fees vs up to $2,000 at other labs.)
..been slick dealin' for close to 10 years (March 19 anniversary!), not sure if "discount" and "lab tests" go together but to each his/her own I guess.
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This is literally a life saver for my family. Thank you.
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Quote from grantfuhr View Post :
As a physician, I would advise extreme caution with doing any test that is not indicated. I know how this will sound to many people, but doing tests for curiosity's sake, for example, is very dangerous.

The vast majority of the tests on that list are pure nonsense for those without a very specific clinical scenario. Without the right history, symptoms, signs, and physical exam findings, I would not order a single test.

Trust me, I teach this stuff to physicians-in-training. Ordering a test without a good reason will lead to nothing but bad things.

Having said that, these prices are unbelievable. My hospital charges $64 for electrolytes (BMP) and $36 for a potassium (K)!
out of curiosity, what kind of bad things can these tests lead to?
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