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BANGKOK 22 February 2019 11:52
4MyEgo

Blood test price in a private hospital

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Hi Guys

 

I did a blood test 6 months ago in a public hospital and the cost was 200 baht.

 

Today I enquired at a private hospital, no names mentioned, as to what the cost would be for a blood test, i.e. I am wanting to get a reading on my Cholesterol, Liver, Iron & Testosterone, and I nearly fell over backwards, below are the costs I was quoted:

 

Cholesterol 1,050 baht

Liver 1,100 baht

Iron 1,100 baht

Testosterone 1,000 baht

Hospital & nurse service 250 baht

If required to see Dr upon collection of the results in a week, 650 baht

 

Does this sound right ? because if it is, it's an absolute "bloody" excuse the pun, disgrace !

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You would have to outline the specific tests as what you list are general and could be one or many tests so we could be talking apples and oranges.  Most hospital tests are done inhouse within an hour or two.  But as an example of cost I pay 1,500 baht for 50 minute Lipid Panel test (CHO, TG, HDL, LDL) at a private Bangkok hospital

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Why not go back to the government hospital.

Two reasons if you must know.

 

One, I don't like waiting with all the sick people for an hour to see a Dr when I know what I want, and prefer not to catch something else.

 

Two, I have found that the private hospital that I went to last time when I was incorrectly diagnoses at the public hospital, was quick, i.e. I saw the Dr within 5 minutes, and then a specialist within 10 minutes who detected what I had correctly and prescribed me with a whole lot of drugs that worked within an hour as opposed to being in that condition for a month.

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1 hour ago, lopburi3 said:

You would have to outline the specific tests as what you list are general and could be one or many tests so we could be talking apples and oranges.  Most hospital tests are done inhouse within an hour or two.  But as an example of cost I pay 1,500 baht for 50 minute Lipid Panel test (CHO, TG, HDL, LDL) at a private Bangkok hospital

Looks like we will try the public hospital again, i.e. if we can bypass the hour plus wait to see a Dr for a simple blood test. Might even see a local Dr to see if they can give us a referral to get the test done at the hospital, bypassing the wait, if it can be done ?

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Doctors normally work in hospitals here so referral idea is likely a non-starter.  But believe there are private labs that can do blood tests so might look for that. 

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1 hour ago, 4MyEgo said:

Looks like we will try the public hospital again, i.e. if we can bypass the hour plus wait to see a Dr for a simple blood test. Might even see a local Dr to see if they can give us a referral to get the test done at the hospital, bypassing the wait, if it can be done ?

No, it will not make any difference wait wise.

 

Re private hospital, blood tests are cheaper when done as part of a check up package. I'm actually surprised you found a hospital willing to do these without being ordered by a doctor there, entailing a  consultation visit first.

 

Surely though you did nto have all these same tests done at govt hospital for 200 baht? Liver and cholesterol yes, but not serum iron and testosterone, these are comparatively expensive tests.

 

it is  possible to get blood tests done directly at a lab. Quicker and cheaper than private hospital. In Bangkok, RSU Health Care will do and so will Bria.

 

http://www.rsuhealth.com/en/home.php

(website only shows check up packages but they will do individual blood tests as well, I've done them there).

 

https://www.brianet.com/en/map-and-contact/

 

You can call or email for price quote.

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Often hospitals have promotions for checkups which include blood tests. And these promotions are often relative cheap.

If you ask for specific services (i.e. blood test) then it seems they charge a lot more as if you just do one of those checkup promotions including the blood tests...

Long time ago I visited with a friend a large hospital and he asked them to make some tests about his heart. They charged a fortune. Then I told him I saw advertisement in the same hospital at that time about a heart test promotion which was a lot cheaper. He asked the staff and basically they told him: If you would have asked us to do the promotion we would have done the same but charge you only about 30%...

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1 hour ago, 4MyEgo said:

Looks like we will try the public hospital again, i.e. if we can bypass the hour plus wait to see a Dr for a simple blood test. Might even see a local Dr to see if they can give us a referral to get the test done at the hospital, bypassing the wait, if it can be done ?

Went for 'Check up 'program at Phisanuvev in Phitsanulok, only Bht 3000 icl blood, ECG, chest xray, teeth xray, general check over and a cup of coffee. The whole procedure took less than an hour. THEN over an hours wait for the flashy print-out (included in the price)

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4 hours ago, Sheryl said:

No, it will not make any difference wait wise.

 

Re private hospital, blood tests are cheaper when done as part of a check up package. I'm actually surprised you found a hospital willing to do these without being ordered by a doctor there, entailing a  consultation visit first.

 

Surely though you did nto have all these same tests done at govt hospital for 200 baht? Liver and cholesterol yes, but not serum iron and testosterone, these are comparatively expensive tests.

 

it is  possible to get blood tests done directly at a lab. Quicker and cheaper than private hospital. In Bangkok, RSU Health Care will do and so will Bria.

 

http://www.rsuhealth.com/en/home.php

(website only shows check up packages but they will do individual blood tests as well, I've done them there).

 

https://www.brianet.com/en/map-and-contact/

 

You can call or email for price quote.

Hey Sheryl the blood tests I did previously at the public hospital that costs 200 baht did not include the iron and testosterone so you are correct there.

 

As for packages, yes they quoted me something like 4,500 or 4,800 baht which I am not interested in.

 

I did a blood test when in Sydney in October and the Dr pointed out that my iron was high at 36.2 and asked if I was on any vitamin supplements of which I said yes, a multi-vitamin, he said to stop taking them as they were useless, although I didn't stop taking them, I added vitamin C into it as I believe vitamin C helps absorb iron more easily, that I was taking spinach like Popeye the sailor as I like my spinach, so was thinking that might have contributed to the spiked iron reading, so I went off the spinach to date.

 

LD was 256 lower than my 18 months previously at 280 but that would have been from my mild drinking with no breaks in between as I have done since. CK was 262 but he didn't mention getting that checked again, so not sure if that is an important one or not.

 

Thanks for the links and information, but I at Udon Thani so might go back to the public hospital, but get there after dropping the kids in the morning and hope it's quiet, but from what I have noticed is that Thai's like to be 1st cab off the ranks too 🙂

 

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