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Lab Tests That Can be Completed at Home (No Phlebotomy Required)

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Lab Tests That Can be Completed at Home (No Phlebotomy Required)

With COVID-19, in-lab phlebotomy is increasingly difficult to obtain and in many cases unsafe.

In areas that are in "shelter in place" mode, such as the Bay Area, mobile phlebotomy is also not an option until the government regulations are lifted.

To best serve your patients, we’ve made a list of testing that doesn’t require blood draws and can be done entirely at home. To search for a complete list, you can view our Rupa Lab Catalog and filter for “phlebotomy not required” tests. If you have a Rupa account, you’ll be able to compare pricing right there as well.

Here is a comprehensive list of testing types that patients can take entirely at home.

Part 1: Test panels that traditionally require a blood draw, but have other options.

1. Adrenal Function

Markers Measured: Cortisol patterns, CAR, DHEAs, Cortisol metabolites, Free Cortizone, etc.

Sample Type: Urine, Saliva

Test Options:

2. Thyroid Function

Markers Measured: TSH, T4, TPOab, fT3, fT4, Tgbn, etc.

Sample Type: Blood Spot

Test Options:

3. Female & Male Hormone Profiles

Markers Measured: Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA-S, Cortisol, Thyroid markers, SHBG, PSA, Fertility & Menopause profiles, etc.

Sample Type: Blood Spot, Saliva

Test Options:

4. Cardiovascular Health & Lipids

Markers Measured: Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycderides, etc.

Sample Type: Blood Spot

Test Options:

5. Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity

Sample Type: Blood Spot, Urine

Test Options:

6. Diabetes Markers

Markers Measured: Insulin, HbA1c, etc.

Sample Type: Blood Spot

Test Options:

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7. Food Allergy & Sensitivity

Markers Measured: IGE, IGG, IGG4, IGA, etc.

Sample Type: Blood Spot

Test Options:

8. Lyme & Tick Borne Disease Testing

Sample Type: Blood Spot, Urine

Test Options:

9. Immune Function

Sample Type: Saliva

Test Options:

Part 2: Individual markers that traditionally require a blood draw, but have other options.

Key: (sample type; companies that offer it)

  • IGF-1 (Blood Spot; ZRT)
  • Vitamin D (Blood Spot; Great Plains Laboratory, ZRT, Doctor’s Data)
  • hsCRP (Blood Spot; ZRT)

Part 3: Other important Functional Medicine tests that don’t require a blood draw.

Key: (sample type; companies that offer it)

  • SIBO Testing (Breath; Genova)
  • Glyphosate (Urine, Great Plains Laboratory)

The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement or making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.
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