Viking After Therapeutic Phlebotomy Panel

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Viking Therapeutic Phlebotomy Panel
To Be Performed a minimum of 72 hours After Therapeutic Phlebotomy

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count with Diff/plate)
  • Ferritin, Serum
  • Iron and TIBC

Description

Testing blood after a therapeutic phlebotomy is important for several reasons:

  1. Monitoring Iron Levels: Therapeutic phlebotomy is often used to treat conditions like hemochromatosis, where there is an excess of iron in the body. Post-procedure blood tests can help monitor iron levels to ensure they are returning to a safe, normal range.
  2. Checking Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Levels: It’s important to monitor the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels after phlebotomy to ensure that the patient is not becoming anemic due to the removal of blood.
  3. Evaluating Liver Function: In conditions like hemochromatosis, iron overload can affect the liver. Blood tests can be used to assess liver function and detect any potential damage or complications.
  4. Assessing the Effectiveness of Treatment: Regular blood tests can help evaluate how effective the therapeutic phlebotomy is in managing the underlying condition.
  5. Detecting Other Complications: Blood tests can also be used to detect any other complications that might arise from the therapeutic phlebotomy or the underlying condition being treated.
  6. Guiding Further Treatment: The results of post-phlebotomy blood tests can guide further treatment decisions, such as the frequency of future phlebotomies and any additional treatments or lifestyle adjustments that might be needed.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation