Lyme testing novice question

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by Katy47, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Katy47

    Katy47 New Member

    My doctor is ordering my pathology profile, including Lyme Western Blot test. What I need to know is, if we send it in to Quest, I suppose that's not going to be the Igenex lab test, then? Is Igenex a different lab or a different test?

    What should I ask my doctor for concerning Lyme testing?

  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    pay them directly to get the order, have your doctor sign the order, and have the blood drawn at Quest or LabCorp and sent to IGenex.

    My son's LLMD had the IGenex orders, but Quest did do the draw.

    I think some have said it's cheaper if you pay directly to IGenex, but your doctor can also get the forms from IGenex's site, which may work better for getting reimbursed from your insurance company; not sure tho, since we had to pay out of pocket anyway.

    Hope that helps a bit...

  3. highcotton

    highcotton New Member

    Katy, remember to have the blood drawn early in the week so it doesn't sit around over the weekend in some fedex warehouse.

    good luck!

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