What antibodies are you testing?
Complete food and environmental testing with allergen specific IgE.
How many tubes of blood do I need to draw?
You will need to provide 2 tubes if doing food only.
Alternatively, you will need to provide 3 tubes if you add environmental allergies.
Is there any prep to a sample once it has been drawn?
No, we ask that you send in whole blood.
What is Pharmacogenetic testing?
Pharmacogenetic testing refers to a type of genetic test to predict the patient’s likelihood of experiencing an adverse reaction or not responding to a given drug. It is especially effective in showing how well a patient will metabolize certain pain medications and heart medicines.
How much does it cost?
The price of testing ranges from $250.00 to $500.00 dollars. The testing is pre-authorized, and generally covered by most insurance plans.
How often should I be tested?
This test has to be performed only once in most cases, and can be referenced for the rest of the patients life.
Blood Wellness Testing
What is Blood Wellness Testing?
A comprehensive metabolic panel is a blood wellness test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. Glucose is a type of sugar your body uses for energy. Electrolytes keep your body’s fluids in balance.
How often should I be tested?
Once a year if results are within normal levels. Quarterly, if some markers are out of range. Your physician will determine this.
What is Toxicology or Urine Drug Screening (UDS) Testing?
Urine drug screening testing shows the presence or absence of specific drugs or drug metabolites in the urine. This testing allows the physician to determine whether or not patients are taking their prescribed medications.
What else does a UDS test for?
A UDS also tests for any illicit drugs that a patient might have in their system, including THC, cocaine, psychedelics and benzodiazepines.
How often are patients screened?
Monthly if there are inconsistencies in the test performed. Quarterly if there are no inconsistencies.
Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)
What is RPP testing?
This is a test for a comprehensive set of upper respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens that may be causing upper respiratory tract infections.
How is RPP testing administered?
The test is a simple nasal swab performed in the physicians office.
What is the purpose of RPP testing?
Rapid and accurate identification of the causative pathogens and the most effective treatment for the upper respiratory tract infection.
Hereditary Cancer Testing
What is Hereditary Cancer Screening?
This is a one-time genetic test which screens for 36 mutated genes associated with familial cancers that can be passed from generation to generation.
Who qualifies for this test?
Anyone with a family history of cancer will qualify for this test.
Is this test covered by insurance?
Yes. Medicare and most private insurances cover this test.
What if I test positive?
A positive test does not mean a patient will develop cancer. It simply means there is an increased risk of developing the cancers associated with the mutated gene.
If I test positive, is genetic counseling available?
Yes. Patients that test positive for a mutated gene will have up to 6 months of free access to a certified genetic counselor.
Stem Cell Therapy
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy is a single-injection therapy that reduces inflammation and pain caused by Osteoarthritis and other orthopedic conditions.
Where does it come from?
Our stem cell suspension, called Renu, is derived from amniotic membrane and fluid from scheduled C-sections of healthy mothers in the United States.
What's in Renu?
Renu is naturally rich in multiple healing factors and has regenerative properties including:
- Hyaluronic acid
- cellular components
- extracellular matrix proteins
- anti-inflammatory proteins
- growth factors
Is it safe?
Bioactive amniotic suspensions have been used successfully in medical care for more than 100 years. In a pilot study, Renu was shown to be safe and efficacious, and provided benefits for up to one year.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Testing
What technology does your lab use for GI testing?
Our GI Testing is a CAP accredited center of excellence in precision medicine that offers genomic through proteomic testing. The American Medical Association has awarded the AmHPR its own unique CPT code.
What is sensitivity and specificity of your H. Pylori test?
Our H. Pylori test has a sensitivity and specificity above 99% and is the most accurate test on the market.
Advanced Cardio Testing
What is different about CLT HeartPro test?
MD HeartPro is a cardio test developed by Cleveland Heart Clinic that measures basic lipid panels, lipoprotein, inflammatory panel, and genetic markers. 60% of patients having heart attacks or strokes have NORMAL lipid panels. By adding lipoprotein, inflammatory, and genetic markers, our test is able to identify more than 90% of people who are at risk for heart disease.
What if my physician has questions?
Cleveland Heart clinic doctors are available to answer questions from the ordering physician. Our test is performed in partnership with Cleveland Heart Lab.
What is the turn around time for results?
Turnaround times vary based on the individual test. Generally speaking, tests will be completed within a 48-hour time period with results being accessible within the clients portal. Please contact us in regards to turn around times for specific tests.
How are samples shipped?
Samples are shipped via FedEx or UPS first overnight delivery.
Why would we switch to your lab?
CLT provides the most up-to-date technology and tests applicable to your practice, personal customer service, and standardization. For more information, please read here.
How do we get the results?
You will be assigned a customized portal from the lab where you can log on and view results. Please contact us here if you have a problem with your login details.
How are supplies ordered?
Supplies are ordered online. Please include a contact person for delivery on each completed order.
*Note: For new CLT practices, starter kits will be supplied for each line of lab service, and will be shipped when we receive the customer set-up form and doctors’ signatures.
What do I do if I get a sample after FedEx or UPS pick up?
You should store the sample in the refrigerator overnight and ship the following day.