The informational nature of the tests: The Ohio State
University Reference Laboratories provides Direct Access
Laboratory Testing, including the accompanying interpretive
guidelines, for informational purposes only.
Direct Access Laboratory Testing cannot substitute for
medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Diagnosis and
treatment of human illness should be based on your
medical history, including your family's medical history, and a physical examination
along with your doctor's professional judgment and review of test results. It
is therefore important for you to discuss your test results with your personal
physician. Physician judgment must remain central to the selection of diagnostic
tests and therapy options of a specific patient's medical condition. Always seek
the advice of your doctor if you have any questions and before you stop, start
or change any treatment plan, including the use of medication. If you do not
have a personal physician our staff at the OSU Care Connection will provide you
with the names and numbers of physicians you can contact for medical advice,
diagnosis and treatment. No guarantees are made with respect to accuracy, completeness,
errors, or omissions of content. In no event will The Ohio State University Reference
Laboratories be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon
provided through this program.
Privacy: The Ohio State University Reference
Laboratories respects your privacy. Personal information
collected from customers will not, unless required by
law, be shared with any third party. The primary reason
we collect your personal information is for identification
purposes and to enable you to obtain your test results.
We do not distribute unsolicited e-mails, nor, unless
required by law, do we share the names of our customers
with any third party.
Third Party Payment or Reimbursement: To the best of our knowledge and belief, Direct Access Laboratory Testing
is not reimbursed by any health insurance company or by Medicare, Medicaid
or any other city, state or federal program. You may not submit a request
for payment or reimbursement of the charges from Direct Access Laboratory
Testing to any health insurance company or to Medicare, Medicaid or any
other city, state or federal program.