ServicesCommunity Lab Draw Program

Community Lab Draw

Discounted lab services with your healthcare provider’s prescription for ages 18 and up.

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Phone: 815-748-2420


Laboratory testing services are provided by the University of Illinois Hospital Reference Laboratory. This is a cost effective program that is perfect for uninsured, under-insured and high deductible insurance plans.

Cash, check and credit card payment ONLY.

Effective 01/04/2024, a credit card fee of 2.25% will be applied to all debit and credit card transactions. A minimum of $1.00 will be applied.

This is a cost effective program and DCHD will not bill or assist in billing of any health insurance plan, nor will the client submit the receipt to their insurance company.

  • Client is responsible for providing a written prescription from their healthcare provider detailing the specific blood specimen to be drawn and submitted.  The prescription will be kept on file at DCHD.
    • No prescription is needed for clients who are presenting for school- or work-required antibody titers (Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella). Clients may have these drawn and submitted with proof of school or work requirement. These results will be uploaded into the school’s repository system.
  • Client’s healthcare provider is responsible for follow-up on abnormal lab results and the University of Illinois Chicago Lab services will assume the responsibility of notifying their physician/answering service for any panic level results.
  • The client understands that DCHD is providing a lab draw service to them and DCHD, the Medical Director, nor the staff are held liable for any test results.

Available Testing

Can be used to detect infection with Hepatitis A, B, or C

Used to find where in the body the ALK is different and where in the body the ALK is being produced such as from the liver or the bones.

To diagnose and monitor pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases.

Used to screen for certain autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and polymyosistis.

Measures the body’s sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, and kidney function.

Serves as a general marker for infection and inflammation, alerting your doctor that further testing and treatment may be necessary.

Serves as a more specific marker for cardiac muscle infection and inflammation, alerting your doctor that further testing and treatment may be necessary.

A urine test to determine the presence of chlamydia/gonorrhea in males and females.

Provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. May also be ordered to monitor known conditions such as hypertension, and to monitor patients taking specific medications for any kidney– or liver-related side effects.

Renal function test  Causes of high creatinine include renal diseases and renal insufficiency and post renal urinary tract obstruction.

Used to diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation including infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases.

Used to detect a deficiency or excess of estrogen hormone in women/men.

Used to assess iron stores in the body

Measures the amount of folic acid (a B Vitamin) in the blood.

Measures the percentage of red cells that have glucose on them. Results are indicative of the time-averaged blood glucose over the past 1 to 3 months.

Used to evaluate how the liver is working. High or low levels may mean that liver damage or disease is present.

Used to track progression of the HIV infection and is the most important indicator of antiretroviral treatment response.

Blood test used to determine possible pregnancy— will give a level that can be correlated to pregnancy progression.

Measures the level of iron in the blood.

Used to detect an increase in LDH enzyme released from cells into the blood when cells or tissues are damaged or destroyed.

Used to diagnose and monitor pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases.

A group of tests ordered together to determine risk of coronary artery disease. Incudes Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-good cholesterol), Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-bad cholesterol) and Triglycerides.

Used to evaluate the level of magnesium in the blood and to determine the cause of abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels.

Detects and measures the amount of albumin in the urine. Helps to evaluate the health of the kidneys or helps to diagnose kidney disease.

Helps diagnose the reason for a low or high calcium level. May also be ordered to monitor the effectiveness of treatment of a patient with a parathyroid-related condition.

Phosphorus is a mineral the body needs to build strong bones and teeth.  It is also important for nerve signaling and muscle contraction.

Used to measure the body’s level of potassium which helps the body’s nerve function, muscles to contract, and heartbeat stay regular.

Used to determine the cause of infertility, track ovulation, help diagnose an ectopic or failing pregnancy, monitor the health of a pregnancy, monitor progesterone replacement therapy, or help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding.

Used to determine prolactin levels

Used to determine PSA produced by the prostate gland. Elevated levels may indicate prostate cancer or a non-cancerous condition such as a prostate infection or an enlarged prostate.

Provides an assessment of the body’s kidney functions to determine risk of kidney disease and general state of nutrition.

Used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s syndrome.

Initial used to diagnose syphilis bacterium; Follow-up monitors the patient’s response to treatment of syphilis.

Aids in the detection of the bacteria which causes tuberculosis (TB) and is used as an alternative to the tuberculin skin test.

Used to assess testosterone level in males, females, and children. May be used to diagnose infertility, premature or delayed puberty, to diagnose the cause of masculine physical features in females, or to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome.

Used to evaluate thyroid gland function and helps diagnose hypo- or hyper-thyroidism. T3 free (unbound) and is the biologically active form of the hormone.

Used to evaluate thyroid gland function and helps diagnose hypo- or hyper-thyroidism. T4 free (unbound) and is the biologically active form of the hormone.

Used to check for thyroid gland problems.

Used to detect high levels of uric acid in the blood which could be a sign of gout or to monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Used as a way to determine if the body has a urinary tract infection. Also used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool because it can help detect substances in the urine associated with different metabolic and kidney disorders.

Used if the urinalysis shows a potential urinary tract infection (UTI). Identifies the bacteria that is causing the infection to allow a better match to the most appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection.

Used to primarily diagnose the cause of macrocytic anemia when an increases in red blood cells and a decrease in hemoglobin concentration are found during a  CBC test.

Used to determine if bone weakness, bone malformation, or abnormal metabolism of calcium is occurring as a result of a deficiency or excess of vitamin D.


Used to detect antibodies produced by the body when the person has been immunized or exposed to hepatitis A infection. These antibodies protect the body against further Hep A infection.

A marker on the surface of the Hep B virus, detected during acute or chronic hepatitis. The presence of the antigen indicates that the person is infectious.

A screening test for Hepatitis C antibodies to determine if  Hep C virus antibodies were detected in the blood. If present, this signifies that the body has been infected with the virus at some point but does not always mean that the body still is infected with the virus.

Presence of HSV-1 or HSV-2 IgG antibodies indicates a previous infection. Presence of HSV-1 or HSV-2 IgM antibodies indicates an active or recent infection.

*Common school and work required titers*

The tests below detect antibodies produced by the body when the person has been immunized or exposed to the individual infections. Antibodies protect the body against further infection by the virus.

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative $40
Measles IgG, Quantitative $40
Mumps IgG, Quantitative $40
Rabies Antibody Screen, $100
Rubella IgG, Quantitative $40
Varicella IgG, Quantitative $40
MMR/VZV IgG, Quantitative $90
MMR/VZV/Hep B, Quantitative $110