Pilot Feature

How can I find out my ordering rights in my state?

If you’re a healthcare practitioner but not an MD or a DO, there’s no easy way to know what testing you can legally order.

It depends on a mix of variables: your license type, the state you practice in, and the lab company you’re ordering from. These guidelines are the same whether you’re ordering directly from the lab or through Rupa Health, since we don't have physicians that can sign for you.

Not licensed to order lab testing? Recommend testing for your clients on Rupa with an Authorizing Physician.

Check out our quick reference table.

This table shows the restrictions lab company has on RDs, RNs, L.Acs, PharmD's and nutritionists. This table should be used for general information only.


Contact the lab company directly.

We have a directory of lab phone numbers. You can ask them something as simple as “I’m an RD from Minnesota - can I order testing from Genova?”. You don't need to mention Rupa Health at all.


Contact the licensing board in your state.

They will be able to guide you on your scope of practice and any legal pitfalls for ordering testing. For example: The California Board of Acupuncture, the Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration.

What if it turns out I can actually order from a lab in my state?

Please let us know! We’re always looking to improve our knowledge base. If you message us through the portal or via email, we’ll get that lab added to your catalog :)

What if I have a doctor that can sign requisitions for me?

If you work with a physician or other licensed practitioner who can sign off on your patients’ testing, we can set that up through Rupa!

Here’s how:

  1. Have your signing practitioner create an account with us.
  2. Message us through the portal or at support@rupahealth.com so we can link your account to theirs.