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LAB TESTING

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 TESTING

Standard tests, such as chemistry, CBC, lipids, etc, are done at Lab Corp or Quest Diagnostics.

NUTRITIONAL LAB KITS

Nutritional tests are performed at specialty labs.  All labs are CLIA certified.  Most tests are covered by PPO

insurance plans, Medicare and Tricare.  Tests include: vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, food

allergies, heavy metals, stool tests, and comprehensive cardio-metabolic panels.  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.

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,  bfs1061@gmail.com,

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.