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Blood draw tubes in a laboratory

Routine blood work is part of receiving quality, comprehensive medical care. You have a choice when deciding 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 over $100.

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!