Most medical tests sold directly to patients ‘lack clear benefits’ — even the ones costing $1900

Some tests cost almost $2000.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Patti Shih (PhD).

Direct-to-patient medical tests are a growing business, but Australian researchers are warning that most tests achieve nothing.

A University of Wollongong study found 484 direct-to-consumer medical tests available online without a referral, costing between $13 and $1947.