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blood test pricing

Postby enginette » Mon, 14 Nov 2011 5:54 pm

Does anyone have any clue as to the price of blood tests here? Does the price depend on the number of things they are checking for?

I think when I did the HIV test for e-pass it cost about $40+. I was just wondering if everything would cost around that much for just one thing. I want to check Iron levels and maybe for Celiac Disease as well.

I called Singhealth polyclinic today and finally got through to the lab and they couldn't have been any less helpful. She said the price depends on what test the doctor orders, and even after I told her what test to do she still wouldn't advise the price. I mean seriously I just wanted a ball park range but she said go and see the doctor first, but there's no point in going if the blood tests are a complete ripoff, I'll just wait 2 months until I go back home (and hopefully not die in the meantime).
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Re: blood test pricing

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 15 Nov 2011 7:59 am

enginette wrote:Does anyone have any clue as to the price of blood tests here? Does the price depend on the number of things they are checking for?

I think when I did the HIV test for e-pass it cost about $40+. I was just wondering if everything would cost around that much for just one thing. I want to check Iron levels and maybe for Celiac Disease as well.

I called Singhealth polyclinic today and finally got through to the lab and they couldn't have been any less helpful. She said the price depends on what test the doctor orders, and even after I told her what test to do she still wouldn't advise the price. I mean seriously I just wanted a ball park range but she said go and see the doctor first, but there's no point in going if the blood tests are a complete ripoff, I'll just wait 2 months until I go back home (and hopefully not die in the meantime).


For basic test, HIV, Hepa B and such single tests, 28$, for full Test including multiple options, go from 75 $ to 125 $

Talk to the doctor, where you want to get it done - any GP can do it for you .. they have the list based on the lab they use. And they share the price list including the tests covered, with the patient - its not like they says "Choose package A, B, or C without telling you what is what .. and avoid redundant testing ..

Prices approximate as above ..

Some doctors charge for consultation on top of the above, some dont/

Seriously, without a doctor's referral, most Labs don't entertain you, and Singhealth was following their protocols. And the cost of referral is not much, as most doctors don't charge consultation for such tests.

I can let you know tomorrow what is the charge for iron level check.

If you need specifically ..

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Blood test pricing

Postby Umitenshi » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 7:27 pm

Yes, you need to get clinic/doctor's referral to do the blood test at the lab. Otherwise they don't entertain you.

I have done one recently which is only $138. The package includes 60 blood test profiles that comprises of Full Blood Count, Diabetic Screen, Kidney Function Screen, Joint Screen (Gout), Lipid Screen, Liver Function Screen, Hepatitis Screen, Thyroid Screen, Tumour Markers, STD Screen and Urinalysis.

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Postby sss.sagar » Wed, 27 Jun 2012 4:00 pm

Umitenshi wrote:Yes, you need to get clinic/doctor's referral to do the blood test at the lab. Otherwise they don't entertain you.

I have done one recently which is only $138. The package includes 60 blood test profiles that comprises of Full Blood Count, Diabetic Screen, Kidney Function Screen, Joint Screen (Gout), Lipid Screen, Liver Function Screen, Hepatitis Screen, Thyroid Screen, Tumour Markers, STD Screen and Urinalysis.


Hi, Can you tell me whereyou had the blood test done?
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Re: Blood test pricing

Postby Umitenshi » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 7:10 am

sss.sagar wrote:
Umitenshi wrote:Yes, you need to get clinic/doctor's referral to do the blood test at the lab. Otherwise they don't entertain you.

I have done one recently which is only $138. The package includes 60 blood test profiles that comprises of Full Blood Count, Diabetic Screen, Kidney Function Screen, Joint Screen (Gout), Lipid Screen, Liver Function Screen, Hepatitis Screen, Thyroid Screen, Tumour Markers, STD Screen and Urinalysis.


Hi, Can you tell me whereyou had the blood test done?
-sagar


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Re: Blood test pricing

Postby Umitenshi » Fri, 29 Jun 2012 7:20 am

Umitenshi wrote:
sss.sagar wrote:
Umitenshi wrote:Yes, you need to get clinic/doctor's referral to do the blood test at the lab. Otherwise they don't entertain you.

I have done one recently which is only $138. The package includes 60 blood test profiles that comprises of Full Blood Count, Diabetic Screen, Kidney Function Screen, Joint Screen (Gout), Lipid Screen, Liver Function Screen, Hepatitis Screen, Thyroid Screen, Tumour Markers, STD Screen and Urinalysis.


Hi, Can you tell me whereyou had the blood test done?
-sagar


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Oh no! Wanted to give you the website to see for more details but is being censored by this forum :( My friend's company offered this package. Do you have an email address or pm me here so that i can email the details to you? Alternatively, you can also email to my friend's company at naturaltreat@hotmail.com. Just quote: BloodTest138 in the email for enquries. -Jen

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Postby smaragd » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:36 pm

Just did health screening blood test at new clinic at blk 59 new upper changi road.

$65 for full blood count, kidney, liver, cholesterol, diabetic check and ECG.

Doctor also very friendly and explained the tests.


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