Published August 12, 2021 by Ichor Blood Services
4 Benefits Of Private Lab Blood Services

Just because you feel healthy does not mean you should skip blood work. In fact, one might even argue that blood tests are specifically designed to screen for the early signs of disease in people who appear healthy. By counting your red and white blood cells and measuring your hemoglobin levels and other components, your physician can verify the health of your organs and diagnose dangerous diseases, including cancer.

Blood work in Canada is covered by your provincial health insurance. However, choosing specimen collection at a private lab can often be an affordable option for those wishing to avoid the possible long wait times and other inconveniences of public clinics. For some, a smoother process outweighs the costs of private lab services. 

If you are looking for exceptional private lab services in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, or Vaughan, ON, choose Ichor Blood Services. Our tests are not only quick and accurate and administered in state-of-the-art facilities; they are also affordable. Schedule your blood work with Ichor Blood Services today. 

The Difference Of A Private Lab

Here are some of the benefits you can expect when you choose a private lab for your specimen collection.

Quicker results:  A public lab or clinic can take many days to return your blood test results, possibly leaving you worried and anxious about them. A private lab can get back to you in as little as 24 hours, getting you the information you need and giving you peace of mind. While the longer turnaround is usually just a minor inconvenience, early detection in some cases allows you to care for a medical condition in advance一increasing your chances for successful outcomes. 

Increased convenience: Most public institutions are known for their restrictive opening and closing times that coincide exactly with your own working hours. The hours for public blood services are no different. If you choose to have your blood work done at a public clinic, you may have to take time off of work and could be waiting for hours when you walk in.

Private labs, on the other hand, operate on the weekends and offer scheduled appointments. This means that even the busiest of people can squeeze a quick and easy blood test in their schedule. If time is a scarce commodity for you, consider going private. 

Private labs will often offer a mobile collection service too. This is ideal for patients needing frequent blood work like those with chronic conditions such as thyroid and cardiac disease, those with impaired mobility, those with compromised immunity一or simply for those who do not want to make the trip to the clinic. 

Better privacy: There is something to be said about the more confidential experience that only a private lab can offer. Structured appointments, the option of mobile collection, and a quieter ambience all contribute to increased discretion. 

No burden on the public health system: Another compelling reason to go private is that it relieves pressure on the public health system. COVID-19 has already stretched the resources of our public health system thin and strained services across all levels. Choosing private services lets you take advantage of more efficient care, but also leaves the public health system to those who need it the most.  

Canada's Best Private Lab Service

While Canada mandates its public health providers to offer blood tests free of charge, getting tested in a public institution can be time-consuming and inconvenient. For a reasonable fee, a private lab promises a more streamlined experience with quicker turnaround, increased convenience, and discreet services.

Ichor Blood Services have private labs in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Vaughan, ON, and offer all the advantages you have come to expect from a premium service at an affordable price. To book your blood work with Ichor Blood Services, call 1-844-424-6728 or fill out the online contact form below.

FAQs

Q: How much is a blood test at Ichor Blood Services?
A: Our blood tests and other general lab work are $75. 

Q: Can I get tested for COVID-19 at Ichor Blood Services?
A: Yes. We offer a variety of COVID-19 tests (PCR and antibody tests included), with both in-clinic and virtual testing streams. 

Q: What other tests do you do at Ichor Blood Services?
A: We also do specimen collection as requisitioned by your physician, pregnancy screening, STD testing, and StageZero Life Sciences cancer screening.

Contact Us for Physician Requisitioned General Blood Work, or Corporate Group Testing for the COVID-19 Antibody or COVID-19 Active PCR Test, or for Travel Testing Test Collection Services for the COVID-19 Antibody or Active PCR Test.

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