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27 Jul 2005

thyroid test
Is it possible to directly request a thyroid test (possible underactive thyroid) . I am not on a medical scheme and need to do this as economically as possible. Also what is an estimated cost for such a test?
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

Our practice would only do this test when requested by a doctor. The reason for this being that we are not clinicians and if the test is abnormal and you need treatment you would have to see a doctor. Some of the other practices might do it without a referral. You would have to phone them and then also request a price. If you pay cash you are likely to get a discount.
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