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.
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, 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.