Can you go to Igenex for blood draw?

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xsilverandcoldx
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   Posted 5/12/2018 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a blood draw kit from Igenex. Going to doctors on Monday to hopefully get them to sign the paperwork for it. I'm just unsure of what lab I should go to. I always go to LabCorp here. I've read that some will do the test and some won't... so, in the case that they won't, or just to be safe, would you suggest I just go to Igenex? The physical location in Palo Alto, CA. Is that possible? Do they do blood draws there?

It's about a 5 hour drive from where I live, but I'd be able to stay at my mother's place that's a little more than an hour from Palo Alto, which is not a bad drive.. just wondering if it'd be worth it, and if maybe I wouldn't have to go on a Monday or Tuesday because it would not have to be shipped? or should I just save myself the drive and try to find a local place to do it (LabCorp or the hospital I think are my only choices here).

Nervous for some reason and just trying to be prepared. Thanks in advance for the info/advice.

Girlie
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   Posted 5/12/2018 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Call labcorp and ask.. if they won’t do the draw then call Igenex.

And if Igenex does it - then you wouldn’t need to go on mon or tues... correct

We say that because if it doesn’t arrive by Friday then the blood sample is sitting somewhere all weekend until they open again on Monday
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xsilverandcoldx
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   Posted 5/12/2018 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I would call.. but it's Saturday and I don't think either are open sad

I guess I could call early Monday morning before my appointment... seems very last minute is all. blah! I'll figure it out I guess.

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Girlie
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   Posted 5/12/2018 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
xsilverandcoldx said...
I would call.. but it's Saturday and I don't think either are open sad

I guess I could call early Monday morning before my appointment... seems very last minute is all. blah! I'll figure it out I guess.

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My LLND did the blood draw herself. - Can it be done at your dr office?
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
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Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

xsilverandcoldx
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   Posted 5/12/2018 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd guess no... not entirely sure, though.

mareish
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   Posted 5/12/2018 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you can go directly to Igenex for the draw. I went there to have my blood drawn in order to expedite the whole process.
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Girlie
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   Posted 5/12/2018 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
mareish said...
Yes, you can go directly to Igenex for the draw. I went there to have my blood drawn in order to expedite the whole process.


Thanks, mareish. Good to know.
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

xsilverandcoldx
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   Posted 5/13/2018 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
mareish said...
Yes, you can go directly to Igenex for the draw. I went there to have my blood drawn in order to expedite the whole process.


thanks for confirming! did you have to make an appointment or just walk in? do you remember what they charged for the service?

mareish
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   Posted 5/13/2018 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
No, an appointment is not necessary, but it is probably a good idea to give them a call to check hours, etc.
Sorry, I don't remember the fee, but it was nominal. There were a few forms to fill out prior to the draw. I was there for about 10 minutes total.
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