Our Lab Testing Process
Functional Medicine Lab Tests
Most of our lab testing is done by specialized out-of-state laboratories and requires using their special Test Kit (specimen shipping box), which I will either give to you at the time of your Office Visit or have the Lab ship to you.
Sometimes 2 or 3 different categories of test panels must be sent to different laboratories. I will do my best to help you with the specimen collection process and discuss instructions and costs.
Conventional Lab Tests
Occasionally we need conventional lab tests done at a local laboratory. (Usually, patients have already had these done elsewhere and bring in the test reports.) No Test Kit needed for these, but be sure you bring them your test requisition slip from me (unless ordered online), and any insurance information.
Be sure to follow any special instructions for timing or preparation (such as “Fasting” — in early AM before eating or drinking anything except water).