How Internet-Based Lab Tests Access Helps Clinical Laboratories Serve Un-Insured and Under-Insured Patients


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AUSTIN, Texas (July 21, 2011) — When consumers need to pay for laboratory tests out of their own pockets, they will oftentimes forgo them due to limited funds. Some Internet-based companies are offering a solution to this dilemma with low-cost lab tests. These tests are particularly appealing to patients who are uninsured, underinsured, or have high deductible health insurance plans.

A newly-published White Paper by The Dark Report and Dark Daily, “How Internet-Based Lab Tests Access Helps Clinical Laboratories Serve Un-Insured and Under-Insured Patients,” explains how these services work and the benefits these companies provide to patients seeking low-cost lab tests. It is available at absolutely no charge as a PDF download:

This White Paper also addresses the current state of uninsured patients in the United States; the pros and cons for health insurers; transparency in laboratory test pricing; and why lab test firms can improve patient care by offering direct-to-consumer laboratory testing services.

The paper’s author, Joe Burns, is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant who has covered the health care industry for 15 years.

Members of the press who would like to learn how the work of Internet-based lab-test companies is significant for the underinsured and the uninsured, as well as how they provide an important way to empower health care consumers to help contain the rising cost of care, should be sure to download this free White Paper, “How Internet-Based Lab Tests Access Helps Clinical Laboratories Serve Un-Insured and Under-Insured Patients.” It is part of the Dark Daily Resource Center which has a growing library of White Papers and other information resources tailored specifically for the needs of laboratory administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and lab industry consultants.

For additional information, Contact: Ron Martin, 512-264-7103

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Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.