How Healthcare is Changing

Jada Manigault | June 4, 2024

Have you noticed a shift in healthcare? Experts believe much of it is the result of the pandemic pivots, but what has emerged is now becoming the wave of the future: direct to consumer (DTC) healthcare. It’s changed how we access healthcare and Any Lab Test Now®, a trailblazer in this industry has given you the opportunity to take charge of you and your family’s health for over 20 years. In fact, we were the first direct access lab testing services company.

Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) healthcare refers to a model of healthcare delivery where services, products, and treatments are provided directly to patients without the need for traditional intermediaries such as primary care physicians, specialists, or pharmacies. In this model, healthcare providers and companies interact directly with consumers through various channels, often leveraging technology and digital platforms.

Here to Stay

Direct-to-consumer healthcare is not a passing trend according to Nasdaq, because it’s addressing some of the top concerns in traditional healthcare; affordability, personalized care and empowering the patient to manage their health. The concept is being fueled by increasing consumer demand. In a recent market growth report, the direct-to-consumer laboratory testing market size was valued at USD 4.7 Billion in 2023 and is expected to reach a market size of USD 27.8 Billion by 2032 at a CAGR of 21.8%.

Why People Prefer this Model

Under the DTC umbrella there is emphasis on digital experiences like virtual or telehealth appointments, but it also involves any healthcare you may receive where you’ve made the choice and are given efficient and affordable options for care. That’s why our patients appreciate the services we provide at Any Lab Test Now®:

  • Transparent pricing: We have thousands of competitively priced lab tests that can be paid for with cash and all major credit cards. The screenings we provide could possibly cost three times more through your health insurance.
  • Use your HSA or FSA: We also accept most health savings account or flexible spending account credit or debit cards associated with a major credit card.
  • No runaround with insurance: We do not accept medical insurance. In some cases, your lab test and its payment may be accepted and reimbursed by your insurance company in accordance with the terms of your policy, but that’s something you take care of on your own.
  • Instant access: Schedule a test or walk right in at one of our 230+ locations, there’s no appointment necessary and we provide the doctor’s orders. Most tests take less than 15 minutes, and many results are ready within 24-72 hours.
  • Choice: You own your test results and can choose what to do with them. While we encourage you share them with your provider, our job is to provide you with answers, empowering you with the ability to choose. You also have the option to discuss information through our partnership with DialCare. This allows you to consult with a provider about your results. The clarity you receive from a medical professional can affect the way you handle your health.

Our Game-Changing Services

Our customers prefer to take control of their healthcare. While we have many popular screening and diagnostic tests, we also provide solutions to common healthcare concerns.

  • Our Annual Check-Up Panel is a great way to monitor your health. It is also a good way to establish a baseline; by knowing your baseline levels, you can begin to monitor these values to see how they change over time. These tests provide information about your blood counts, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c, and thyroid function. We notice many of our customers use this testing to get prescription refills.
  • 5 Panel Drug Test (Hair) will identify the presence or absence of five (5) different classes of commonly abused or misused drugs and/or their metabolites. There are several reasons why one would take a drug test such as pre-employment, legal proceedings, and personal health monitoring. We have many drug tests available; this test will screen for:
    • Amphetamines (including Ecstasy)
    • Cocaine
    • Marijuana
    • Opiates
    • Phencyclidine
  • STD Panel, Comprehensive- We know many people need answers after they may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but perhaps they don’t want to go to their regular doctor to face an awkward conversation.  It’s important to get tested because early detection means treatment. We provide a number of tests that screen for sexually transmitted viruses and infections.

Put Your Health in Your Hands

Remember, at Any Lab Test Now®, the lab tests we provide are confidential, affordable, and convenient. You own the results, and you choose how to proceed with them, whether that means consulting with your provider for further details or perhaps the results give you the answers you were seeking.

Call now to schedule an appointment at a location near you.