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Our authorized labs are only able to sell test kits through licensed practitioners. Beyond Wellness uses specific cutting-edge labs that exclusively specialize in functional medicine that have helped thousands of patients in their healing journey.  These labs are designed to help Dr. Mehta customize recommendations for your specific needs that larger, hospital based-labs are often unable to do or offer.

A few labs may directly sell to patients. We recommend you work with an experienced clinician who understands how to use these labs in the context of your personal health history and issues. You will be charged a $50 interpretation fee PER lab (except for Quest and Labcorp labs) if would like Dr. Mehta to evaluate results ordered elsewhere (EXCEPT during the Case Review). This same fee is also included when ordering labs through Beyond Wellness.

We are committed to providing a high level care for our patients. As part of this, we use many different functional medicine laboratory tests that require extra overhead in terms of both staff and clinician time. As a result, we have instituted a $50 administrative and interpretation fee for each test ordered (this does not apply to LabCorp or Quest). This helps us to offset the cost associated with having these tests available to our patients. The costs that we bear for this type of testing include:
● time for processing test orders, filling out requisition forms
● ordering test kits and when needed keeping physical stock and shipping the kits to the patient
● obtaining lab results from individual labs and ordering recollects/billing corrections in the rare case of patient and/or lab error
● uploading, sorting and organizing the results into the patient chart
● recording lab values in patient charts to streamline clinician workflow
In addition, BW spends a significant amount of time creating patient instructions to address specific protocols for preparing for each test as needed, as well as answering patient concerns and questions with regards to test preparation.

On the clinician side, time is required to review the lab results and build protocols based on the results. In addition, our clinicians spend a significant amount of time researching the best, most accurate, highest yield tests, and we are constantly adjusting our options to reflect our patients’ best interest and highest clinical utility. It is our top priority to only recommend tests whose results will provide us with meaningful action steps for improving the health of our patients.

We recognize that functional medicine care can be expensive and, at the same time, we are committed to trying to keep the costs as reasonable as possible. The cost at which we are able to offer the testing is often below what patients normally pay for these tests at similar practices or lab testing companies.

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