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Direct Access Lab Testing DALT

Instant Access to Medical Lab Tests

Direct Access Laboratory Testing (DALT) is a service available at the Salida hospital, the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center, and the Custer County Medical Center in Westcliffe that gives you the option to order selected lab tests on your own, from a limited DALT menu, without a physician's order.

Your payment for tests is required up front by cash, check or credit card, along with an address and phone number. Insurance is not billed. Results will be mailed to you within four days of collection, unless the situation is vital to your wellbeing and requiring urgent medical attention by a physician. When this happens you will be notified immediately.

A waiver explaining DALT specifics must be reviewed and signed prior to the draw. Persons under 18 years old will require a parent or legal guardian to sign.

Available Tests

We offer 23 tests and panels that provide patients with preliminary information on their health. These tests are a useful way to obtain quick information regarding various factors that influence your overall wellbeing.

  • Blood chemistry
  • Lipid panel
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Iron
  • Uric Acid
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Men only
  • Serum Pregnancy Test
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Blood Count
  • Vitamin D
  • Blood Type
  • Glucose
  • Free Thyroxine (Free T4)
  • Ferritin
  • Women’s Health Panel
  • Men’s Health Panel
  • Urinalysis
  • Testosterone For Men and Women
  • Folate/B12 Profile
  • Free Triiodothyronine (Free T3)
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Magnesium
  • Iron Panel

Please note that these tests should not be used as a diagnostic tool, and you should review the results with your physician to discuss their significance.

Preregister for DALT

To save time at registration, you may download and print the forms needed to register for Direct Access Lab Testing, by clicking here. Please bring the completed forms with you to the hospital, the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center, or the Custer County Medical Center when you register. You may also obtain and complete these forms at the time of registration. We do not currently offer online registration or payment for Direct Access Lab Testing.

For more information on the procedure and tests, read our brochure.