Okay.......for all you peestickaholics or whatever Kimztwinz said about preconception dementia something.....you might be able to relieve your symptoms!!!! And early!!!
I found out today at my prenatal that for some basic tests in many states you do NOT need a doctor's order! YOU as the patient can order your test. We were discussing thyroid testing that I need done on a regular basis and it is allowed to be self referred here. So, I went to the lab site to see what else is there....................
And....low and behold on the list......... SERUM QUANTITATIVE PREGNANCY TESTS.......NO referral necessary! Just stop in and request it be done. At my local lab, they charge $20. Due at the time of service and they will NOT bill insurance, but $20! WHOOHOO
It is called "Direct Access Testing" and here is a generic article about it:
"Through a Direct Access Laboratory
As with home testing, direct access testing (DAT) has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Currently, 34 states permit health care consumers to order their own lab tests – without a medical order from their health care provider. Also known as patient authorized testing, DAT is another reflection of how health-conscious Americans have become and the opportunities available for them to take a more active role in their own health care. "
So, perhaps check with your local lab or labs and ask about "direct access testing" and if they offer it!