Lab testing is available for Virginia nutritionists -- for in-state labs and for reciprocal out-of-state labs.
Tests for Medicare and Medicaid patients require a physician’s authorization. All labs used are CLIA
certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act, 1988, administered by Medicare).
Standard tests, such as chemistry, CBC, lipids, etc, are done at Lab Corp or Quest Diagnostics. These labs
bill your insurance directly.
NUTRITIONAL LAB KITS
Nutritional tests are performed at specialty labs. All labs are CLIA certified. Special lab kits are provided in
federally approved shipping containers. Tests available include: micronutrients (vitamins, minerals), food
allergies (immediate and delayed), food morphins, heavy metals and trace minerals, stool tests,
neurotransmitters (amino acids), and comprehensive cardio-metabolic panels (lipids, lipoproteins,
inflammation markers, glucose, Hemoglobin A1c, and Ω3 / Ω6 fatty acids), and other tests. Some tests
can be done at home (hair, saliva, urine, stool). Other tests require blood draws by a phlebotomist. Kits
are shipped to laboratories in pre-paid postal-approved packages. Most tests are covered by PPO and POS
insurance plans, Medicare and Tricare.
CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY CENTER
Adjacent to our Clinic in Suite 103 is Mobile Phlebotomy Services, which draws blood for lab kits and Lab
Corp, and can come to your home if needed. A small fee is charged for each kit or lab.
Brenda Sims, Certified Phlebotomist and owner: Call 443-850-9278, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Hours are by appointment.
OTHER BLOOD DRAWING SERVICES
Certified phlebotomy services are also available from Lab Corp, Quest Diagnostics, INOVA Central Lab,
hospitals, and doctor's offices. Most charge a fee (about $35 - $50).
BILLING FOR TESTS
In most cases laboratories bill patients or their insurance companies directly for lab testing, less a co-pay.