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Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), Blood, 5 Specimens

Fair Price Fee Details

Direct-to-Consumer Lab Tests
Fee: $130
Details: Direct to consumer pricing is for lab testing performed by a national lab testing company without a physician visit required. Lab specimens are taken at convenient collection centers near consumer's home or work. The lab testing company typically has a physician review the order and results, as is necessary, and this is included in the price.
Physician Office or Hospital Lab Tests
Fee: $66
Details: The price represents a Fair Price for a lab test performed when the patient is receiving other services from a physician. This price does not include the physician office visit price which may range from $25 to $100.
Cost Savings Tips and Financial Considerations

  • Lab tests can cost 3 to 5 times too much depending on the location of your test.
  • You can receive lab tests at various locations:
    • Hospital labs (often the most expensive)
    • Physician's Office
    • Independent lab setting (often the best value)
  • In some cases you will also be charged for an office visit if you go to the doctor to have your labs drawn.
  • Always ask your physician to help you find the lab location that will provide you the best value.
  • In many cases you may be able to save several hundred dollars.

Fair Price Information

What does the Fair Price mean?

This is Healthcare Bluebook's recommended price for health care services. The Bluebook price is based on the typical fee that providers in your area accept as payment from insurance companies. This is the price you should have to pay, even if your provider charges more. You can use this price to negotiate with your provider or shop for an in-network provider that charges a Fair Price.

How do I find a Fair Price?

If you have health insurance, you should ask the in-network providers listed in your provider directory what the in-network rate is for this service. Different in-network providers often charge different prices. Call several providers to find one that is willing to accept a Fair Price.

If you do not have health insurance coverage, then you should call providers and ask if they offer discounts for self-pay patients and what their price is for the service.

See the How to Negotiate Healthcare Prices with Doctors and Hospitals section for additional information.

See the Healthcare Quality Resources section to make sure that you find high quality providers.