DIY Labs, Revisited

I know I talked about ordering your own lab work a while back. I just spent the morning researching the (large) number of labs that offer “order it yourself” services across the United States for a small book I’m writing about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to manage it without drugs. I thought the updated lab list, with phone number and web site addresses I’ve compiled might be of use to readers now, rather than later.

So, in case you need it, here is an updated list of businesses that allow you to order your own labs without an outside physician. In most cases the lab has a medical doctor on-staff who writes the medical order for the labs, In all cases, the lab delivers the results directly to you, the patient, and not to a doctor, or medical provider. Be aware that labs are not permitted to accept medical insurance for “order it yourself” services, so you’ll have to pay for your lab work at the time of ordering, or the time of service, depending on the lab. This is not an exhaustive list, and keep in mind that services, Federal laws and state regulations change frequently, so consider this list a starting point for your own research.

Here’s the list (valid as of 12/2/2016) :

Accessa Labs, (888) 946-9522, Does not perform testing in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Massachusetts.

Walk-In Lab, (800) 539-6119, Does not provide services to residents of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, or Maryland. Patients must be at least 18 years old.

Private MD Labs, (877) 283-7882, Does not provide services to residents of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, or Rhode Island.

WellnessFX, (855) 241-5585,

DirectLabs, (800) 908-0000, Services not available in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island,

Health Tests Direct, (800) 456-4647 ext. 203,

Save on Labs, (415) 648-6757, Labs located in 46 states,

My Labs For Life, (855) 522-4543,

Personal Labs, (888) 438-5227,

Labs MD, (888) 952-2763,


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