Cheap lab work for the uninsured!

jonathanac
on 12/8/10 12:48 pm - NY
DS on 07/13/10 with
This seems amazing for anyone without coverage

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/08/low.cost.lab.tests/index.html?hpt=Sbin
Highest:454~Surgery:415~Current:227~Lost:227~Goal:220

Jersey Girl
on 12/8/10 1:32 pm
Revision on 03/07/11 with
Thanks for the link.  Unfortunatley too many wls patients are uninsured and not getting their labs.  I hope this helps. 
A l y s i a  (pronounced like A l i c i a)
Total weight loss since HW of 475:
  
Pounds lost since band revision to DS            
Larissa P.
on 12/8/10 2:10 pm - Denton, TX
Revision on 07/08/10 with
Whoa!

Here is the ordering page:

http://summitcountymedicalsociety.prepaidlab.com/vmchk/View-all-products-in-shop.html?category=


And after adding most of the tests recommended by Vitalady (https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AU46vLsRDC9rZGhranhtcXpfO GNxcDk2c2c0&hl=en&pli=1) to my cart, the total cost was $1283.



Name SKU Price
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile 302085 $9.62
Lipid Panel 303756 $17.77
Phosphorus Serum 1024 $11.85
Uric Acid Serum 1057 $8.92
Complete Blood Count (CBC)  28142 $9.04
Ferritin Serum 4598 $19.03
Comprehensive Vitamin Panel PPL21 $175.00
Vitamin B1 Plasma 121178 $60.00
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Quantitative 6627 $15.38
Prealbumin 16931 $41.75
Hepatic Function Panel 322755 $8.83
Magnesium Serum 1537 $13.23
Thyroid Panel w/TSH & T3 PPL28 $103.00
Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) 1321 $9.05
Zinc Plasma or Serum 1800 $42.15
Vitamin B6 Plasma 4655 $88.00
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact 15610 $56.25
Vitamin K1 (Serum or Plasma) 121200 $110.25
Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) Activated 5207 $16.95
Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LD) 1115 $15.15
Selenium Serum 716910 $163.30
Copper Serum or Plasma 1586 $42.50
Homocyst(e)ine Plasma 706994 $81.75
Cortisol 4051 $37.50
Vitamin A E and Beta Carotene Profile 144014 $127.00
  Subtotal: $1,283.27


I couldn't find: Osteocalcin, PT, or MMA. No results or too many, and she didn't describe the tests. If anyone can help, I'll update my chart.
Duodenal Switch hybrid due to complications.
 
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Larissa P.
on 12/8/10 6:01 pm, edited 12/8/10 6:01 pm - Denton, TX
Revision on 07/08/10 with
Considering that my labs WITH insurance were $2400 and that was missing a few of the recommended tests, this is great.

AND - I figure since I know what I am watching right now (in my case iron, vit D and vit K was low last labs) at the very least I can get those done for a few bucks until I can get the whole lot of them done.
Duodenal Switch hybrid due to complications.
 
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