How to Save Big on Lab Services

Nomi Health
Nomi Health
August 15, 2023

On average, Americans get lab work done 4 times a year to help with early disease detection, monitor treatments, and access overall health. Whether these blood draws are done as a routine precaution or are needed on a more frequent basis to keep an eye on health concerns, navigating which laboratories are in network or paying blood-boilingly fees months after you unwrapped your gauze can be much more painful than a simple needle prick.

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How to help members with frequent lab work needs save big on services?

Individuals with certain health concerns, chronic conditions, or risk factors which require close monitoring may require additional lab work. Members with such health concerns may already be bogged down by the expense of their condition management. Making labs convenient and affordable not only improves their quality of care but also provides employers and other healthcare buyers with an opportunity for big savings that can be reinvested in their population.

Nomi Health members with PPO plans are eligible for free laboratory services, removing cost barriers and improving access. In addition, members with high deductible plans and their employers can still save big on both routine and ongoing lab services. Check out these jaw-dropping savings on some of the most frequently used lab tests for members with high deductible plans:*

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The need for frequent blood work varies based on individual health circumstances, treatment plans, and healthcare provider recommendations. For individuals who require frequent laboratory services, those savings can add up very quickly for both members and their network providers. Here are some health concerns that could warrant regular or frequent blood work:


People with diabetes need regular blood work to monitor blood glucose levels, assess long-term glucose control (HbA1c), screen urine for microalbumin, and track potential complications that can arise from uncontrolled blood sugar or medication side effects.

Cardiovascular Disease

Individuals with heart conditions might require frequent blood work to monitor cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and other markers of heart health.

Kidney Disease

Regular blood tests, including serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN), are crucial for monitoring kidney function and detecting signs of kidney disease.

Thyroid Disorders

People with thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism often need regular blood tests to monitor thyroid hormone levels and adjust treatment as needed.

Autoimmune Diseases

Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and celiac disease may require frequent blood work to assess inflammation levels, antibody levels, and organ function.


Individuals undergoing cancer treatment may need frequent blood tests to monitor tumor markers, blood counts, and detect side effects from treatments.

Liver Disease

Those with liver conditions like hepatitis, cirrhosis, or fatty liver disease often require regular liver function tests to monitor liver health and function.

Blood Disorders

People with blood disorders such as anemia, hemophilia, or clotting disorders might need frequent blood tests to assess blood cell counts and clotting factors.


Regular blood work is crucial for monitoring viral load, CD4 cell counts, and overall immune function in individuals with HIV/AIDS.

Chronic Infections

Individuals with chronic infections like tuberculosis or hepatitis may require frequent blood tests to monitor the infection's progress and treatment effectiveness.

Transplant Recipients  

People who have undergone organ or bone marrow transplants need frequent blood tests to monitor organ function, immune suppression levels, and potential rejection.

Medication Management

Some medications require regular blood tests to ensure they are being metabolized safely and effectively.

Fertility Treatments  

Individuals undergoing fertility treatments need regular hormone level checks to monitor the progress of treatment.


Pregnant individuals sometimes need frequent blood tests to monitor hormone levels, blood counts, and assess the health of both the mother and the developing fetus.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Those at risk of nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin D deficiency or iron deficiency, might need regular blood tests to monitor nutrient levels.

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Next time your provider orders blood work, don't hesitate to reach out to our Care Guides. They are here to make the process of finding lab services near you as affordable as possible and effortless. Contact us at or call 1-855-601-1900.

*Nomi Health is a benefit designed as a no-cost employee offering. The IRS requires a federal minimum deductible for designated HSA-qualified HDHP health plans. With these plan types, Employers cannot provide first-dollar coverage prior to the member meeting their federal minimum deductible ($1,500 individual plans/$3,000 family plans for 2023). Savings may also vary based on location and lab test type. Contact Nomi Health for specific pricing details.