Lab Tests Online Cited in the Wall Street Journal


March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003--Lab Tests Online continues to garner more attention in national publications. In a Wall Street Journal column called "The Informed Patient", writer Laura Landro identifies the web site as a helpful resource for consumers wanting to learn more about their lab tests. The column appeared in the February 13 issue of the Journal under the title "Knowing When to Say 'No' to Tests".

In an article with an entirely different tone, Business 2.0 magazine also mentioned Lab Tests Online in its March issue. The article, entitled "Patient, Heal Thyself", links Lab Tests Online to the basic decision-making among patients ready to use a Direct Access Testing (DAT) service:

"Here's how DAT works: You decide which tests you want -- a basic blood chemistry workup, cholesterol test, or screening for diabetes, hepatitis, or prostate cancer -- at prices ranging from $10 to $400 (www.labtestsonline.org can help you choose)."

Taken together, these divergent articles -- and their mentions of Lab Tests Online -- reflect both the site's appeal as a non-commercial patient resource and its recognition among members of the media as a trusted consumer reference. In an era when patients need reliable input to participate in medical decision-making, these most recent media mentions further demonstrate how quickly Lab Tests Online has become the established resource for laboratory testing information.

Sources
"Knowing When to Say 'No' to Tests", Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2003. This article is archived online and requires a fee to access.

"Patient, Heal Thyself", Business 2.0, March 2003. This article is available online but the link is subject to change. An alternate link to use is the Business 2.0 home page.