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MTHFR, HS-CRP, thyroid, B12, homocysteine

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by Cuffy, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Location or distance are immaterial.
    Ability to implement advice is.
  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Likely that is because you are a chiropractor.
    I think in NJ, they accept scripts only from MD & DO.

    I live in NJ.
    A recently used script that I ordered over the internet myself (so they knew my address).
    There was a disclaimer that their script could not be used in NJ.
    I went to LabCorp in PA and had blood drawn there.
    I got results via email.

    I have a Medicare supplement Plan F.
    My insurance pays most of my scripts for LabCorp and partly for Spectracell (depending on xyz).
    Scripts have to come with (acceptable) ICD-10 codes.
    That may present some problems when a willing doctor is not doing some of the tests frequently, searching for ICD-10 code takes time.
    There were some changes in the recent past, no more PSA and DHT for me (I think due to my age).
    If those tests are written in the script, I can have them done but have to pay cash for them.

    The problem with paying cash while using that kind script is that it cost 5 to 10x more than when ordered via the internet.

    All this may be of little interest to some doctors.
    Insurance complications may be the reason they do not want to deal with insurance.

    Previously I asked if you use Spectracell.
    Spectracell would open an account for any medical advisor anywhere.
    That advisor can write a script to perform Spectracell tests, including for patients residing in NJ. And NJ patient is able to draw blood in NJ for them.
    Anybody can order Spectracell test over the internet, but blood draw for that test cannot be done in NJ.

  3. Cuffy

    Cuffy Gold

    But if he can order labs through Labcorp in NH, I assume I can go to the NH lab for the draw. I'm paying out of pocket, anyway (HSA).

    OR I can inform my PCP, who might be willing to order the tests on Dr. Ettinger's behalf and stand a chance that insurance will cover all or part. My PCP did that for the recent labs that the NP requested. Not sure how PCP feels about out-of-state doctors, though.

    It's my bloody body, though.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
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  4. drezy

    drezy New Member

    No no no no no. Many states will protect you from information about your own body.
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  5. Cuffy

    Cuffy Gold

    Especially my state. It used to be the seat of patriotism. Now it's just a virtue-signaling hot mess.
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  6. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Yeah sorry to hear it. I've fled from this phenomena. It's now beginning to encroach on me, despite my escape.
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  7. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Note that LabCorp will charge differently for the same test.
    5 to 10x differently.
    Ordering via second-hand services also varies in price.
    HSA will last longer with a better price.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
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  8. drezy

    drezy New Member

    How are all the middle-men making money then???
  9. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Would you like to take a guess?
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  10. drezy

    drezy New Member


    Double check your birth certificate.

    You're so damned feisty there is no way that you're near 79yo!
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  11. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I do not have a birth certificate.
    Was lost in WWII when Ruski turned my church into magazines.

    Reminds me of $25 hospital bill for two aspirin pills
    $3000 for a toilet seat

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