Laboratory testing is primarily aimed to review and define a broad landscape regarding the biochemical detail and cellular function of each individual. The information gleaned from the more complex and detailed types of lab testing can be utilized to precisely engineer an effective treatment regimen for each patient. While general laboratory panels performed most often at a yearly physician’s evaluation may involve simple testing, such as a blood cell count, lipid status, and electrolyte analysis, those types of tests, while essential, do not show very much depth as it relates to the broader understanding of cell function. At The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine, we utilize much more detailed lab testing as needed for each individual patient. We look at neurotransmitter balance, metabolism, cellular energy production, a broader array of hormone balance and interaction, evaluation, if necessary, for toxin accumulation including heavy metals, gastrointestinal function, and other avenues of better defining overall physiologic efficiency including systems of biofeedback.
At The Guyer Institute, the Mid America Clinical Laboratories is most frequently used to do our lab testing. When the blood samples are drawn at our office and then analyzed by Mid America Clinical Laboratories, that company will bill the client’s primary insurance, thus ensuring optimal coverage. If there are other lab testing facilities that an individual’s insurance company specifically contracts with, a prescription will be provided to the patient to take to a laboratory within their insurance network.
For those who do not have medical insurance or have high deductibles, considerable savings can be achieved by utilizing other laboratories which use a direct pay system. In that case, the patient would pay the laboratory directly for the tests. The invoicing for the tests from the laboratory could be used in the context of medical spending accounts or submitted individually to the patient’s insurance company. This particular option can be enormously cost-effective and often creates a savings of 70-80% or more on laboratory fees. You may discuss your own options with the laboratory staff at The Guyer Institute.