Answer: For your privacy we are not given a specific list of tests that will be run on your specimens. The Insurance Company coordinates directly with the laboratory which tests they want run. We, as a third party, are only told which tubes of blood to draw. For more information you may contact the Insurance Company directly.
Answer: The Examiners sent by our company are required to carry the following items to assure you of who they are…1) A badge with their name and picture which says “Salser Paramedical IC Affiliate”, & 2) A copy of their State of CA issued Certified Phlebotomy Technician certificate. Please make sure that any person you allow into your home has these identifiers. Also when you receive the phone call to remind you of your appointment for the next day(these calls are made on Fridays weekend appointments)feel free to ask the name of the specific Examiner going to see you the next day.
Answer: To assure your privacy we are never allowed access to your test results. Each Insurance Company has their own procedure for making sure you get these results. Some mail them to you after your application is approved. Some have instructions for the laboratory to automatically send them to you. Some have arranged for online access to you through the laboratory so you can see your results. If you do not receive the results through one of the above methods you can always call the Insurance Company and request a copy from them. Sometimes it takes several weeks for the results to reach you through the mail so please do not get nervous, this is normal.
Answer: Fasting, or not eating, is recommended for 8-12 hours before your blood draw. This includes food, juice, and coffee. Drinking water is ok and can actually improve your results. If you forget to Fast the Examiner will still complete the blood draw and note on the lab slip the last time that you ate.
Answer: Yes! Take your medication according to your normally scheduled times. If there is medication that you can only take after eating food(such as some diabetic meds)please inform the office when scheduling your appointment and schedule your appointment for early in the morning.
Answer: No. The Insurance Company pays for the Examination. You will not be asked for any money by the Examiner.