Lab Tests Online
The Importance of Understanding Lab Tests
In today's healthcare landscape, diagnostic tests play a vital role in patient care. Lab tests can aid in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of various medical conditions. However, understanding these tests and their results can be complex.
Offering Lab Tests Empowers Patients
Putting details about lab tests online empowers patients by offering valuable information that promotes health literacy. When you understand the purpose of specific lab tests and the significance of their results, you can:
- Take proactive steps to improve your health.
- Make informed decisions about your treatment options.
- Participate actively in your healthcare journey.
Nordic Wellth has created a variety of lab test packages for different life stages and needs. These include
- Vitamin and mineral tests
- Sex hormone tests
- Gluten intolerance tests
- Thyroid tests
- Iron tests; and
- Magnesium tests.
- Health Checks for women
- Health Checks for men
- Pregnancy tests
- Fertility blood tests
- Lab tests for athletes and
- Allergy tests.
We also offer lifestyle medicine consultations (also called functional medicine), and health products. The results of these lab tests determine our approach. Regardless of test results, we help all our clients move to a healthy balanced diet.
In addition to Swedish hospital blood tests, we sometimes order comprehensive tests that can be sent abroad, urine tests, and stool tests. We also offer functional tests from accredited laboratories around the world including Cyrex Laboratories, Genova Diagnostics, and Precision Analytical (Dutch Hormone Test). These are expensive tests that we use sparingly in our clinic.
Lab tests are ideally accompanied by a lifestyle medicine consultation (which can also be online) as this is a much better way to determine your health and risk factors than a blood test alone. This is a meeting with a healthcare professional. This person will help you to make positive changes that can improve your overall health and well-being. You will discuss your life, health history, and daily life with a health professional. This includes what you eat, how active you are, how you manage stress, and your sleep habits. The goal is to provide you with guidance and support to make healthier choices in these areas. This provides a much more meaningful insight into your health than lab tests alone.
Many health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, are influenced by our lifestyle choices. By making positive changes to our daily habits, we can often prevent or manage these conditions without relying solely on medications or surgery. Our consultations are all about helping you make those changes for a healthier and more energetic life.
How to order lab tests online
You can order your lab tests online on our website. The next step is to find the nearest lab and have your blood taken. Most of our laboratory locations for blood tests offer drop-in times, allowing you to go when it is most convenient for you. We recommend taking your blood test in the morning before 10 o'clock.
As soon as all your blood test results are available, we will be in touch with the results (soon they will be uploaded to your online dashboard for easy access). Some basic blood tests done at the local hospital will be available within a day or so. The results of advanced tests that are sent away for analysis can take a few weeks to arrive.
Why order lab tests online
We understand that feeling in control of your own health is essential and that the health service is not equipped for prevention or in-depth testing in all situations. If your doctor says no to your request for lab tests, or does not offer the test(s) that you need, our service allows you to conveniently order the markers you want.
We can also help you to interpret your lab tests in the context of your symptoms and health history. One thing that distinguishes us from other testing companies is that we don’t only look for biomarkers that are out of the reference range. Sometimes your markers are within range, and still abnormal for you.
Here is a summary of the main reasons our clients give for ordering a lab test online:
Convenience: Ordering blood tests online is easy and doesn't require a doctor's appointment.
Privacy: It's a private way to get tests without talking to a doctor about sensitive issues.
Cost Savings: It can be cheaper than going through a doctor, especially if you don't have insurance.
Quick Results: You get your test results quickly, usually within a few days, and manage them yourself.
Choice: You can choose the tests you want based on your health concerns.
Monitoring Health: Keep an eye especially if you have ongoing health problems.
Preventive Testing: You can catch potential issues early, even if you don't feel sick.
Education: Some services explain your results, so you can understand what they mean.
Remote Access: It's useful if you live far from a doctor or hospital.
Empowerment: You can take charge of your health and make informed decisions.