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Tough Old Man
07-11-2006, 02:57 PM
Ok the ither day I had blood work done. While at the lab in San Diego, I asked them about having my blood work done every three months. They informed me in the state of Calif you have to have a work order from a Dr. to get this done.

I then asked them if I had such paperwork could I have uit done in the lab. They told me no as they don't except payments but only insurance. Hell they couldn't even tell me a lab where this can be done at.

Also my Dr won't do this every three months as he said they insurance wouldn't continue to pay it.

What do you guys in Calif do?

kicka19
07-11-2006, 03:15 PM
lil obsessive to get it done every 3 months son

seth042280
07-11-2006, 03:54 PM
I work for an insurance company and I have never seen where a claim was denied for too much blood work .I would just check with your insurance comp.We pay labs like that all the time .

musclepump
07-11-2006, 03:56 PM
In my state I can get as much bloodwork as I want if I want to pay for it.

Pirate!
07-11-2006, 04:23 PM
This is the way to go: http://www.health-tests-direct.com/Default.htm

There are a couple states with corrupt laws that won't allow this, and CA may be one of them. It says someone on that site, though.

Mudge
07-11-2006, 06:12 PM
LEF, or Longs. LEF or other folks will have more options though, Longs wont do comprehensive testing, just the basics; bone density, some liver, cholesterol, etc.

I have or had a link to one group other than LEF who can help coordinate, I will try to find.

musclepump
07-11-2006, 08:54 PM
This is the way to go: http://www.health-tests-direct.com/Default.htm

There are a couple states with corrupt laws that won't allow this, and CA may be one of them. It says someone on that site, though.

I think directlabs.com is another

luke69duke69
07-12-2006, 04:12 PM
I think directlabs.com is another What do you do? Draw a vial of blood and mail it to this company?

musclepump
07-12-2006, 04:38 PM
What do you do? Draw a vial of blood and mail it to this company?

No. You pay for it, they give you a work order for a local lab. You go in, they draw your blood, in a few days you log on the internet and see the results.

luke69duke69
07-12-2006, 04:45 PM
How much does something like that normally cost?

Mudge
07-12-2006, 05:39 PM
Depends on how comprehensive you want, who does the work, and if insurance is covering any of it.

Look at the websites.

musclepump
07-12-2006, 08:54 PM
How much does something like that normally cost?

At DL Total Test is $79 and Free Test is $119