Phlebotomists are critical to the lab testing process, but it’s not always easy to find them. This is especially true now when so many of you are operating remote or telehealth-first practices. If you’re operating in Arizona, it’s not easy to know about phlebotomy options if your patient is located in Wisconsin.
That’s why Rupa has launched its searchable phlebotomy database - so you can easily find phlebotomists who can draw your patients’ blood in their geographic area.
Rupa has built a phlebotomy network across the United States to ensure phlebotomy options are available for most patients. You can use this database to find where they are and see the phlebotomy options that we send patients via e-mail after you place an order with us.
If you want to send all of your patients to a specific phlebotomist, you can always set a preferred phlebotomist (scroll to the bottom of this page). In this case, we’ll direct all of your patients to your phlebotomist of choice.
We’re always looking to expand our phlebotomy services - if you don’t see a phlebotomist in your patients’ area, send us a message in our portal and we’ll be glad to help.
Rupa Health is now working with BioReference Laboratories, Inc. and Scarlet Health® to provide access to hundreds of blood tests with a seamless mobile phlebotomy experience. What does this mean for you and your patients?
BioReference is one of the Top 3 laboratories in the country. You now have access to choose from 1000s of biomarkers and create customizable panels of any size. Best part? No minimum ordering fee.
We want the blood draw experience to be as convenient for your patients as all at-home collections should be. For just $25 paid up-front through Rupa, your patients can get blood draws right in their living rooms. Trained Scarlet® phlebotomists will perform the collection and ship the specimen back to the lab.
We’re just getting started with this collaboration, and you can expect to see more new features and expanded services for you and your patients in the coming months. Stay tuned!
It seems like lightyears ago to us...things move fast around here :)...but back in August, we made it possible for you to schedule out lab orders for future dates & more easily re-order tests for patients.
We got some feedback from you all (thank you so much - we couldn’t do our jobs without you) and we’re now making this feature more accessible.
Previously, you could only schedule out a future lab order for orders that had already been placed. But, now, you can schedule out any order of your choosing right in the checkout flow.
Watch the video below or see the text and screenshots beneath to see how it works.
How does it work?
When you check out a lab for a patient, you’ll see a new feature right at the top of the checkout screen. By clicking the date, Rupa will open a calendar for you that allows you to schedule the order for a future date.
Select the date of your choosing then check out as normal. Your order will be sent to the patient via e-mail on the date you’ve selected. Voila! Note that patients will only be asked for payment on the date of your scheduled order, not before.
The statuses of your scheduled orders also appear on your dashboard, so you can keep track of what’s scheduled.
Give it a try! Schedule an Order.
Sometimes, you need to add a little something extra to your lab order: custom patient instructions.
By adding a note to your patients during checkout, you can let them know if there are any special instructions when completing their lab. Your notes appear front & center when your patient receives e-mail instructions from us.
Now, we’re letting you save your “notes to patients” to make it easier to retrieve custom instructions that you send to multiple patients. This way, you won’t need to re-type custom instructions - they’ll be saved for you for quick retrieval.
How do you save notes to patients?
Go to settings and click on “saved notes to patient”. Here, you will create your snippet (aka note), add a title, and click save.
When you want to checkout your next order, click “insert snippet” to add any one of your pre-saved notes. Once you complete checkout, your saved note will appear front & center in the patient instructions e-mail that Rupa sends your patient.
Navigate to your settings to create a saved patient note today.
Every now and then, labs have shipping & results delays. We certainly never want it to happen. But when it does, we want to make sure you’re informed so you can plan accordingly.
That’s why we’re creating more transparency around lab delays...in multiple ways.
You’ll be notified in two ways:
You’ll be notified in several ways:
If you’re effected by a delay, please feel free to message us in Rupa. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
We get MANY questions from Rupa practitioners about specialty lab testing & running a practice. How do I interpret this test? What tests can I run for patients with hormone issues? How do I start a practice on my own?
That’s why we’ve assembled some of the best minds in functional medicine & specialty labs to bring you answers to the above questions and more...all within Rupa. Free live classes are now available in Rupa.
With free live classes, you can learn how to interpret labs better, understand what testing is right for you and your patients, and learn how to run your best practice.
Order, track, and learn about labs all in one place!
We’re thrilled to announce that DNA Rx is our latest lab partner on Rupa! DNA Rx is a woman-owned lab focused on making nutrigenomics more accessible and easier to understand.
Tests that are offered through DNA RX are used to diagnose histamine intolerance, Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, vitamin deficiencies, and neurotransmitter problems.
DNA Rx’s most popular test - the Wellness Genetic Panel - provides information on 40 genes that are relevant to diet and lifestyle. With just a simple cheek swab, it can help uncover vitamin deficiencies, the best diet for the patient, how their neurotransmitters function, and what food/chemical sensitivities may be present.
DNA RX says that practitioners of all types use their testing for wellness and precision medicine.
We welcome DNA RX to Rupa! You can order DNA RX’s labs on Rupa by clicking on the link below. By ordering on Rupa, you can order labs in just 2-3 steps in 60 seconds or less, have all results come to one place, and have us take care of all patient & lab logistics, issues, and questions.
We’ve heard from many of you that you like to place the same lab test orders again and again. This makes total sense to us, too - for example, checking in on a patient’s gut health requires an initial test followed by another test after a certain time period.
To help make repeat orders as simple as possible, we first launched custom bundles - allowing you to create, save, and name any lab test bundle of your choosing from multiple lab providers for easy one-click ordering.
But, now, we’re making ordering the same tests over and over again even more convenient!
This feature is perfect for those who want to order the same tests for a patient, but haven't scheduled them in advance.
Simply go into your dashboard, click the “order again” dropdown and select “order now”
You’ll then be brought to the checkout page, where your patient’s information and tests will already be loaded and you can checkout as normal. As easy as pie.
Do you have a specific date in mind for when you need to re-run a test? If so, this feature is for you.
Simply go into your dashboard, click the “order again” dropdown and select “schedule order”. You’ll be brought to this calendar where you can schedule the order for a future date.
After you schedule the order, it will appear in your dashboard as a reminder. You can edit or re-schedule from there if something changes!
If you’ve elected to pay for the order, then the card on file will be charged on the date the order is scheduled for. Your patient will receive notification that the test has been ordered, as usual.
If you’ve designated your patient as the payer, then your patient will receive an e-mail as usual asking for payment.
After you place an order with a blood draw requirement, Rupa will now send your patients local phlebotomy options via e-mail! The e-mail comes about 48 hours after the patient has paid for their lab.
Depending on the availability of phlebotomists in their area, patients will get in-office and mobile phlebotomy options. Patients can always reach out to us if they require other options.
You can also set your own preferred phlebotomist - and Rupa will automatically direct your patients to your preferred phlebotomist via e-mail every time you place an order with a blood draw requirement. Remember to adjust your settings if you want to set a preferred phlebotomist.
This makes it easier for patients to schedule their phlebotomy visits and helps you get lab results faster ⚡️.
We’re thrilled to announce that Infinite Allergy Labs is our latest partner on Rupa!
Infinite Allergy Labs is a leader in diagnostic food and environmental allergy / sensitivity testing.
Their food allergy & sensitivity panel helps identify and treat root causes of symptoms earlier by targeting problem foods and creating customized elimination diet plans.
And they offer an extensive Environmental Allergy Panel which tests 88 common allergens, with less invasive serum allergy testing.
Check out Infinite Allergy Labs on Rupa’s lab test catalog, along with 20+ other specialty lab companies.
Greetings everyone! Today, we’ve launched our newest lab partner to Rupa Health - Cell Science Systems!
Cell Science Systems Corp. is a specialty clinical laboratory that develops and performs laboratory testing in immunology and cell biology, supporting the personalized treatment and prevention of chronic disease. Cell Science Systems Corp. operates a CLIA certified laboratory and is an FDA inspected and registered cGMP medical device manufacturer.
Cell Science Systems specializes in testing for food sensitivity, gluten sensitivity, gut health, nutrient deficiency, and more.
Check out Cell Science Systems along with 20+ other specialty lab companies on Rupa’s lab test catalog.