Easiest/Cheapest way to have cholesterol checked?
September 1, 2012 9:55 PM Subscribe
What's the easiest/cheapest way to have my cholesterol checked in Portland, OR?
posted by quartz to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I'm on a weightloss plan and high cholesterol runs in my family. Along with other weightloss metrics, I want to track my cholesterol by having it tested regularly, maybe once every month or two.
I do not have health insurance.
I'm open to at-home tests, but the answers in this question
seem to indicate that they may not be as reliable.
I checked ZoomCare
, but a cholesterol check is not on their menu of stand-alone services, so I'd have to pay $105 for the office visit, then they send the test to Legacy's labs, who would bill me separately.
Is it possible to walk into a lab and have them do a lipids check without doctor's orders?