Direct access testing allows you to request laboratory tests and receive results without a physician’s order or insurance involvement. Test results are confidential and given only to the patient (age 12 and older). Results are available for pickup the next day or can be mailed to the given address of the patient. A photo ID is required to pick up test results.

You can also requst that the results be mailed to your doctor. There is a small mailing fee for this service. Please bring the doctor’s mailing address with you at the time of service.

Who can be tested?
Adult patients age 18 and older may request their own testing. For any patient under 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to accompany the minor so they can sign the consent. Virginia Law requires that children over the age of 12 and under the age of 18 must receive their own test results. Parents or guardians may pay for a test but may not have access to the results without the child’s consent.

Do I need to prepare?
For most of our tests, you don’t need to follow any special instructions. On some tests, however, your test results may be a bit more accurate if you follow a few simple instructions before coming in for the test. Just contact us in advance of your test.

You’ll receive educational information with your test results. Patients with abnormal results will be asked to contact Riverside Nurse or their own physician. If you don’t have a primary care physician, we can help you find a doctor.

Test Menu for Direct Access Laboratory Testing
These tests are available upon request, five days a week. You don't need to make an appointment. Test fees are due at the time of service. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check or credit card.


Patient pays

Complete Blood Count (CBC)


ABO and Rh


Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)


Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)




Hgb A1C




Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)




Pregnancy Test, Serum (Qualitative)


Pregnancy Test, Urine (Qualitative)


Prothrombin Time


PSA Screen, Total


Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)


Urinalysis, Screen


Urine Drug Screen (7 drugs)


Vitamin D, Total



Locations for Direct Access Laboratory Testing

Newport News

Riverside Regional Medical Center
First Floor Laboratory
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Riverside Diagnostic and Breast Imaging Center
Oyster Point Industrial Park
Suite 104
895 City Center Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Laboratory
7519 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Riverside Kings Way — Williamsburg
First Floor
120 Kings Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.