Frequently Asked Questions
What can you find out from the blood draws?
Getting an annual low cost blood screening test gives the participant a tool to
monitor or evaluate cholesterol levels, glucose - diabetes, thyroid, iron,
potassium, calcium, white count, red count. Also, men can screen for risk levels
for Prostate cancer and others can screen the level of inflammation in the
arteries to the heart. The participant receives two pages of their results – one
for them to keep and the other for their physician.
Why is it important to know these results?
Finding a health problem before it causes serious expense or has tragic results,
can really be as simple as getting an annual blood-screening test or
participating in a health assessment. By ordering any combination of the tests
offered – it can be anywhere from $300-$500 cost savings compared to a Dr. visit
or directly through the lab.
How can this reduce my health costs?
We encourage and support individuals and employers to take responsibility of
personal health by promoting wellness through education. With health costs
escalating this is an excellent way to reduce health costs and through awareness
– monitor levels that need to be in range. Taking an active part in managing
your health can result in a long fulfilling life!
Who should get the draws?
All ages – we see 10 years old to 110 years old! A high or low result should be
discussed with your physician as soon as possible.
If I have specific questions about my results
what should I do?
Contact your doctor. If you don’t have one, contact your local hospital for a
list of doctors in your area.
Will I be contacted right away if my results
need immediate attention?
Yes, a critical value on a result requires the lab to contact you ASAP.
Does Medicare cover the cost of the blood
No, Medicare covers medically necessary diagnostic lab services that are ordered
by your treating doctor when they are provided by a Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory that participates in
Medicare. Diagnostic lab services are done to help your doctor diagnose or rule
out a suspected illness or condition. Medicare does not cover most routine
screening tests, like checking your cholesterol.
How many hours do I
fast for blood screening and for what tests is fasting necessary?
The chemistry panel and CRP tests require fasting for twelve (12) hours.
If you haven't found your answer to your question yet, feel free to contact us