St. Louis, MO Stress Test Cost Comparison

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A Stress Test in St. Louis costs $1,106 on average when you take the median of the 56 medical providers who perform Stress Test procedures in St. Louis, MO. The least expensive Stress Test in St. Louis is $330 for a Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) while the most expensive Stress Test list price is $1,250 for a Cardiovascular Stress Test. There are 2 different types of Stress Test provided in St. Louis, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the St. Louis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Cardiovascular Stress Test Cost Average $1,250 - $3,300 Free Quote
Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) Cost Average $330 - $850 Free Quote

Compare Stress Test Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Southwest Medical Center - Radiology Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
St. Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Twin Rivers MRI Alton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Mid-america Imaging O Fallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Ofallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Watson Imaging Center St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Square Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
South County Open MRI Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Partners of Missouri Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sullivan Open MRI Sullivan Diagnostic Testing Facility
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metro Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Frontenac Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Big Bend Imaging Kirkwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Berland Diagnostic Imaging Center of Creve Coeur St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Professional Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital

Stress Test Patient Preparation

Do not eat or drink for three hours prior to the procedure. This reduces the likelihood of nausea that may accompany strenuous exercise after a heavy meal. If you are a diabetic, make sure you let your doctor know ahead of time so you can get specific instructions regarding your insulin prior to your Stress Test. A good rule of thumb for Insulin Dependent Diabetics is to eat a small meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your insulin. For Non-Insulin Diabetics, eat a light meal 4 hours prior to your test and then take your oral medication. It is important to monitor your glucose levels prior to the test. Your glucose should be less than 150. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for exercise. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants a few days prior to the test in that they may affect the results of your test. Avoid skin oils and lubricants prior to the test in that it may inhibit the test electrodes from sticking to your skin. Check with your doctor but most likely heart medicines will need to be stopped one or two days prior to the test. Discuss all medications or herbal supplements you are taking prior to the test. Some of these may alter your test results and your physician and the technician should be aware of what you take prior to the test. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a Stress Test

A Stress Test is a relatively painless procedure. The only discomfort may be associated with the exercise performed in order to put the heart under stress and possibly the adhesives used to attach the electrical leads, electrodes, to your chest. The exam does not produce electricity, but simply records the electrical activity produced by a patient's heart. The overall preparation and test will take approximately 60 minutes not including waiting time. When the test is ready to be run a technician will bring the EKG machine to the patient and attach the leads onto the patient's chest with small stickers. Prior to starting to exercise, the technician will perform an EKG test to measure your heart rate and blood pressure at rest. Upon completion, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike to increase your heart rate. The EKG test will be on and monitored at regular intervals by the technician during your exercise. It is important to tell the technician if you feel chest, arm, or jaw pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, dizzy, lightheaded, or any other unusual symptoms. You will be asked to exercise until you feel exhausted or for about 10 to 12 minutes.

After the test you will cool down by walking or pedaling slowly for a few minutes. The EKG test will continue to be on to monitor your heart until all levels return to normal. Your EKG results will be interpreted by a trained doctor and then discussed with you directly.

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