Washington, DC Stress Test Cost Comparison

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A Stress Test in Washington costs $1,033 on average when you take the median of the 59 medical providers who perform Stress Test procedures in Washington, DC. The least expensive Stress Test in Washington is $370 for a Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) while the most expensive Stress Test list price is $1,100 for a Cardiovascular Stress Test. There are 2 different types of Stress Test provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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
Pulmonary Tests (Stress Test) Cost Average $370 - $975 Free Quote
Cardiovascular Stress Test Cost Average $1,100 - $2,850 Free Quote

Compare Stress Test Providers in Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Clinical Radiologists Medical Imaging Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Potomac Bone Assessment Center Washington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wide Open MRI Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
Korsower and Pion Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Diagnostic Imaging, Drs. Branda and Greyson Laurel Diagnostic Testing Facility
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Children's National Medical Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Riverdale Radiology Riverdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Woodbridge CT Woodbridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Capital Imaging Bethesda Diagnostic Testing Facility
Silver Spring Radiology Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging at Lee's Hill Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Bowie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fair Oaks Imaging Center Fairfax Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Rockville Open MRI Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Frederick Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Hsc Pediatric Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Germantown Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eagleeye Radiology Reston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging of North Stafford Stafford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Maryland Clinton Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Acute Care Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Physician Imaging of Washington Hospital Center Hyattsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Reston Hospital Center Reston Acute Care Hospital
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Pratt Medical Center Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Loudoun Imaging Center Ashburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Radiology Greenbelt Diagnostic Testing Facility

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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