It's All About Food - Joel K. Kahn, MD, Lipoprotein(a), The Heart’s Quiet Killer: A Diet & Lifestyle Guide
Manage episode 264679297 series 2362940
LINKS mentioned in the program:The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman
Lipoprotein(a) test kitHere is what the Life Extension company says about this test kit (please see the restrictions noted below regarding New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland):Life Extension is partnered with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) for the majority of our lab testing services. LabCorp performs all of our blood draws at no extra charge to you. The lab tests can be purchased via our website or by calling our customer service helpline. Generally, once you buy a laboratory test from Life Extension, you will receive a requisition form via the method of your choosing (e-mail, mail, or fax) that you must take to a local LabCorp facility to have your blood drawn. You can expect to get the requisition paperwork via e-mail or fax in 24 hours and up to 48 hours on the weekend after ordering. You can expect to get the requisition paperwork via mail in 3-5 business days after ordering. The requisition form is documentation containing all of the relevant information the phlebotomist at LabCorp will need to draw and process your blood. Along with the requisition form is a list of the addresses and phone numbers of three separate LabCorp’s located near the address you provide when you place your order.
Once LabCorp processes the blood, the results can be sent to you as you prefer via fax, e-mail, or mail. Furthermore, you can discuss the results of your test with Life Extension’s specially trained lab review wellness specialists and receive nutritional suggestions based on these results. Please keep in mind, LabCorp requisitions cannot be used in the states of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland due to state laws. If you live in one of these restricted states, please let us know, and we will provide you with more information. In the meantime, here are links that provide additional information about our blood testing procedures and assist with locating a LabCorp near you:
Additionally, LabCorp requisitions cannot be used in the states of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland due to state laws. In these restricted states, you can only receive a blood test kit, which is delivered to your house. The blood test kit includes blood draw tubes, specimen processing instructions, a signed script for the blood draw (requisition for phlebotomy), and a prepaid shipping label. However, you cannot have the blood drawn and processed directly through LabCorp.
Customers in these regions must find a location to have their blood drawn by a professional. For instance, a local hospital, laboratory facility (except LabCorp), or personal doctor’s office. You may be responsible for paying a blood draw fee, which can range from $15-$50. Bear in mind that some locations may cost less, while others are more expensive. We would advise calling the location ahead of your scheduled appointment for verification.
You would take the kit to the facility that is able to perform the outpatient blood draw for you. The facility must centrifuge the samples. You will then package the kit to be sent to the lab for analysis per the instructions you will receive with the kit. Use the prepaid packaging information provided to send the kit to the lab for analysis. We will then send you your results via the method you selected at the time of purchase.
Some customers will opt to go to a nearby state without the restrictions of the states listed above. If visiting one of these states, one can purchase a requisition and have the lab work done in a LabCorp in the non-restricted state.
Once the lab receives the sample, they will process it, and we will provide the results to you in the method(s) selected when you purchased the test.
You can use the kit option when not in a restricted state, but the procedures above must be followed.
It can take up to 5-7 business days for all the lab blood lab results to be received via e-mail, fax, and viewable online. If requesting your results via mail, it can take up to 12 business days to receive them.
We also offer a free lab review service over the phone where our agents can assist with interpretation of the results and provide suggestions to support your health.
If there is anything else that we can help you with, please e-mail us or call the wellness specialist helpline at (800) 226-2370; international customers dial 001-954-202-7660. We will be glad to assist you.