Labs

mgsisco
on 1/14/20 7:28 am
RNY on 06/06/19

Hello,

I dont think my PCP is getting my labs done correctly. Can someone please help me out and tell me what are they supposed to test? I went in December and they only took 4 vials of blood.

He is definitely missing something. I had my RNY abroad 7 months ago and I dont know what they test here in the us.

I would really appreciate your help!!!

Laura in Texas
on 1/14/20 9:03 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

This is the list of labs my bariatric surgeon ordered for me. It was around 15 vials of blood.

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

mgsisco
on 1/14/20 9:53 am
RNY on 06/06/19

Thank you so much Laura. I really appreciate your time in sending me this valuable information.

Partlypollyanna
on 1/14/20 1:55 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Before the elizabeth Holmes scam was revealed, in Az, we could order our own labs. I wonder if that's still possible.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Laura in Texas
on 1/14/20 4:52 pm, edited 1/14/20 8:53 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

We can here in Texas on the Quest website (I have had my ferritin checked on my own between doctor visits because it was easier and cheap) or websites like ultalabtests.com.

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

Partlypollyanna
on 1/14/20 7:58 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I will have to check here. I know we have quest! I've been going back to AZ for my annual follow up with the surgeon and bari nurse and then having my pcp pull them in the middle 6 months but I'd like to do them (or at least some of them like ferritin) quarterly. I had iron issues pre op so always hyper vigilant on that one.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Grim_Traveller
on 1/15/20 10:05 am
RNY on 08/21/12

If you want insurance to cover the tests, a doctor's order is needed. But generally speaking, self pay labs don't need a doctor.

The same for data scans. Insurance will pay for a basic scan, with a doctor's order. You can get a more comprehensive self-pay scan without a doctor. Some health clubs even do them.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

selhard
on 1/15/20 7:45 am - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

Ordering my own lab work requires no doctor appointment or referral. It does require pre-payment and contacting the medical records department to add the results to my chart. Examples of fees: ferritin=$30, B12=$30

Dee_Caprini
on 1/14/20 1:52 pm

Do you still go for annual checkups to your Bariatric Surgeon? I know all programs are different (as well as insurance companies) but just curious if you can request the list from your surgeon to be sent to your PCP? Because I would be in the saaaaame boat as you with being a little scared because I am being petrified of finding out I have a deficiency. Agreed it should be more than 4 vials. I am usually "the winner of the day" when I go get mine done at Quest with upwards of 12-15.

mgsisco
on 1/14/20 2:05 pm
RNY on 06/06/19

I got mu surgery abroad and they dont check for the same as here in the US.

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