I recently had to get my Vit D levels tested (I had got the 1,25 levels tested a few weeks back, this time it was the 25 levels - more about this in another post). I was asked to get it done in Vijaya Diagnostics. Now that's a name I had heard a lot in the past few years. I would always be told - get this test done either in Vijaya Diagnostics or something like Apollo or Yashoda. I would typically choose something like Apollo or Yashoda for no particular reason.
This time, I wasn't given a choice. I was asked to get it done in Vijaya Diagnostics. I knew their main branch was somewhere near the Skyline Cinema. But I had this feeling that they had a branch close to my office. I had probably chanced upon their board or something. I did a quick Google maps search and sure enough, found a branch about half a kilometer from my office. I called them and asked them if they did the test. They said they did.
I went over to the branch. It was a nice, new premises. Without much ado, I paid the bill and gave my blood sample. I then enquired about when the report would be ready. They said it would be ready after 8 p.m. that day. I asked if I could get it around 6 because I leave my office at that time. They said it would not be ready until 8 because the report had to come from their main branch. I then told them I would collect it the following morning in that case.
Then came the biggest surprise.
They said I could check it online. Online, I asked, half in disbelief?
They showed me the id and password on the bill they had given me some time back and said I could go to their website and check my report online in the evening.
I was so impressed!
That evening I checked my Vit D level online. The website was great. Easy to use. No fuss. Within a minute I had my value with me! (It turned out to be normal, by the way.)