Use Independent Labs
Routine blood work is part of receiving quality, comprehensive medical care. You have a choice regarding where your blood is drawn.
Often times, people go to the laboratory at their local hospital.
Another choice is to go to free-standing, independent laboratory.
An independent laboratory is not affiliated with a hospital, but will draw blood and report back to your medical care provider just the same. On average, a complete blood count (CBC) drawn at an independent laboratory costs about $15 while the same test, drawn at a hospital laboratory costs about $150.
Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp are two independent laboratory companies located in New Hampshire. Both offer websites with a location search tool and allow you to make appointments online. Search by zip code to find a lab that is close to home or work and save time by scheduling in advance!