iMEDICAL Australia wide Self-request Pathology Service.
We provide Comprehensive Blood Testing Australia wide
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, TAS, WA and NT.
Direct Access Pathology
Also known as patient-requested testing, Direct Access Pathology allows the public to initiate management of their health concerns without a referral.
Easy to understand reference ranges for abnormal and normal are supplied with results.
Grossly abnormal results are reviewed behind the scenes by a APHRA Registered Dr and if applicable we will assist into the appropriate medical care.
We do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe generally as part of this service. Our Tele-Health Dr service has exceptions for some medications.
There are multiple factors that go into a diagnosis and it is best left to consult with your Dr. The results are confidential and only sent to you. We recommend interpretation by your GP.
Users of this service must be 16 years and over. We do not perform Paediatric collections with this service, even with Parental consent.
Medicare and Insurance:
In order for Public money such as Medicare and Insurance to be spent on testing a Dr has to clinically assess whether tests are necessary or appropriate for your immediate health or an ongoing Medical condition.
There are very strict rules regarding this. There must be a reason for a Dr to order a test if charging Medicare and Insurance. Much the same as prescribing a drug, there must be a reason. A reason the Dr has decided, not the Patient.
The Dr then provides their Provider number on the form to ‘vouch’ this is so. Medicare can and does audit Drs for unnecessary requesting on M/C.
This is why Drs will refuse ‘self-requested’ tests whether consulted online or in person. To be fair Drs will do their best but just are bound by these rules.
With iMedical you have absolutely every right to order whatever tests you like as a private consumer and we are happy to facilitate this for you.
No Consult needed
No additional fees or surprise Pathology bills in the mail
Any test you want
Easy, Seamless, Fast