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Diagnostic Test FAQs
We offer an extensive variety of diagnostic tests to provide comprehensive assessment of your body's nutritional needs and other health concerns.
The price of the tests includes test kit, shipping, lab analysis, and in some cases a written interpretation of the results by Pain & Stress Center, along with a protocol of amino acids and supplements based on your particular needs. Some tests will provide analysis without professional interpretation. Several of the tests are pre-set and cannot be individualized, but we can add individual tests to a panel at a reduced rate.
The kit is sent to you directly from Genova Diagnostics Lab in High Point, NC. Directions in the kit are very straight-forward, easy to understand. Your kit comes with a FedEx prepaid expedited lab jet pack designed to carry medical collection. The specimen must be returned back to Genova Diagnostics (not Pain & Stress Center) next day; so arrange to provide the specimen Sunday through Thursday, since the lab is not open on weekends.
The urine, saliva, buccal rinse, stool, and hair specimens can be easily acquired by you in your home, whereas the serum and blood draw requires a trip to a doctor’s office or lab. The kit comes with a lab slip should you opt for the blood test. Any draw fees or processing fee through the doctor’s office or lab are your responsibility.
We will arrange for delivery of your kit (specify type) once you have provided payment to the Pain Stress Center. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover (or check or money order in advance). Checks are subject to a ten-day hold before a kit is sent to you. You will receive a receipt from Pain & Stress Center showing proof of payment along with a Nutritional Questionnaire regarding your health and symptoms. Or you can download, the Nutritional Questionnaire here and print, fill out and fax or mail to the Pain & Stress Center. Complete all pages of the questionnaire and provide any additional information you feel may help us in determining a complete regimen for you.
We receive two copies of your diagnostic test results back in our office 7-10 days after you’ve sent the specimen to Genova Lab. We will evaluate the results and set up a written program for you to follow. Items we recommend can be purchased through Pain & Stress Center. Once interpreted and formatted you will receive a copy of our recommendations along with a copy of your test results by USPS. If your particular test does not require interpretation, we will forward just the test results directly to you.
If you have questions about your results you can call Laura Boyd B.A., C.N.C. at (210) 614-7246 to discuss your results. Should your concerns be lengthy you will be required to schedule a consultation at $70.00 an hour or $40.00 for thirty minutes. Call if you have any questions. (210) 614-7246.
Please note: Tests are not available in New York state or foreign countries.