Direct Access Lab Testing

Direct Access Testing (DAT) provides consumers the opportunity to purchase patient-authorized testing rather than obtaining a physician referral for lab work. Learn more about how to use our DAT services.

Direct Access Lab Testing

The direct access lab testing program allows you to order your own laboratory tests when you want them at an affordable price and without a physician’s order. To view the test menu and prices, click on the link to the DAT order form below. The DAT program is offered at the Adams Memorial Hospital Laboratory from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The direct access lab testing program is also available at the Berne Convenience Clinic Mondays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Berne Outpatient Clinic is located on the lower level of Swiss Village. To reach the Berne Outpatient Clinic for questions regarding lab services, please call 260-589-8811.

Must-Know Information

  • Direct access lab testing program is for non-urgent and wellness testing. It is not intended for individuals with serious medical conditions that require close monitoring by a physician.
  • No physician referral is required.
  • Some tests require 10 to 12 hours of fasting.
  • All tests must be paid for at the time of service via cash, debit/credit card or health savings account.
  • No tests will be coded or billed to insurance.
  • Results will be mailed to your address within five to seven business days.
  • You are encouraged to share test results with your physician.

Participation in the Direct Access Lab Testing Program is Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Register for services in the patient registration area at either Adams Memorial or Berne Convenience Clinic.
  2. Complete the direct access testing (DAT) order form and consent and have your blood drawn in the lab.
  3. Pay for your tests.
  4. Results will be mailed to you within a week.

We care about your health and encourage you to share your DAT results with your physician. Your physician is a partner in managing your health and wellness. He/she can explain what your test results mean for you.

Make an Appointment

Looking for a new primary care provider or specialist? Call our provider scheduling number at 1-833-724-DOCS (3627) or log in to MyChart to schedule an appointment with your current doctor. Don’t have a MyChart account? Call 1-833-724-DOCS to sign up now.

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