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Laboratories for self testing
« on: February 01, 2020, 01:58:17 PM »
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This thread is meant to give you a summary of laboratories where you can do testing yourself. Feel free to post your experience with laboratories in the comments below. Be aware of the fact that these are labs and thus won't offer consultations with a doctor.

At least the following two conditions must be met:

1) A referral from a doctor is not necessary
2) No involvement of insurance companies

You may post your results here:

Gather and Post Here Your Medical Tests Results

And discuss about these to keep things clean over here:

Gather and Post Here Your Medical Tests Results - Discussion Thread

The following sites can be used to find interesting papers/info about the parameter in question:
(Type in the parameter and/or a symptom/condition/disorder for example. How to unlock papers)

https://scholar.google.com

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Belgium

City: Brussels
Lab name: R.E.D Laboratories
Website: https://redlabs.be/
Acceptance of international patients: Yes
Specialization: Immunology, Intestinal dysfunction/microbiome
Appointment required?: Yes (see specifics below)
Members who went there: None, Muon had contact
Request forms/catalog: https://redlabs.be/ordering-tests/request-forms/
Info:

Muon: They don't draw blood at their own lab. There is a facility nearby that makes use of their service. That facility can draw your blood and ship samples to redlabs. The facility makes use of consultancies, you will have to point out that you don't need a consultancy, just draw blood and ship it. Contact Redlabs via mail and ask them where to draw blood or how to ship stuff from your home town.

Germany

City: Berlin
Lab name: IMD Labor Berlin
Website: https://www.imd-berlin.de/labor.html
Acceptance of international patients: Yes
Specialization: Immunology, Type IV Hypersensitivities
Appointment required?: No
Members who went there: Muon & his brother
Info:

Standard form: These are parameters that are always available to private patients, you can print and fill out the form, just walk into their lab without an appointment and hand it over at the service desk. Multiple forms could be used for different points in time.

Entire catalog: Besides the regular tests from the standard form you can ask for a pricing list (cost per test) for alternative parameters. You need to send an email for specific costs per test ... they have it from A to Z. Parameters with the description ''Analytik nur im Rahmen von Studien-/Forschungsprojekten, zum Studienservice'' are not available to the public, it's restricted to official research.

Many samples must be received within 24h which is impossible for international patients. It's better to go there and draw blood at lab location.

Customized tests are possible like using LTT combined with semen/allergen/antigen plus additional Effector cell typing. The lab director Dr. von Baehr is already aware of POIS and is open-minded about it.

They will send lab results and invoice to your home address.

The Netherlands

City: Bunnik
Lab name: Europees laboratorium voor nutrienten
Website: http://www.europeanlaboratory.nl/pages/body.php?menu=1
Acceptance of international patients: Unknown
Specialization: Nutrients, intestinal permeability
Appointment required?: Unknown
Members who went there: Muon (shipping only)
Request forms/catalog: Request forms, Price list
Info:

Muon: They have sent me an intestinal permeability testkit which I shipped back once completed. Results and invoice received at home address.

Reminder to add: https://www.prohealth.nl/testmogelijkheden/ (!!!ademtesten SIBO specifiek, ze hebben nu ook interleukines en VEGF) and prescan.

UK (England)

City: Sheffield
Lab name: Protein Reference Unit (PRU, part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS)
Website: https://www.immqas.org.uk/pru.asp?CID=1
Acceptance of international patients: Yes
Specialization: Immunology, Mast Cell activation markers
Appointment required?: Unknown
Members: Muon

Muon: After communication via email I was being told I could send a package with 24h urine (got the urine collection equiment from my local hospital and hired a third party courier which provided dry ice and package material) anytime of the day from the Netherlands to their facility. I did include a piece of paper with my patient information and my GP's office address printed on it. They will only send the results and invoice to your GP's office. However you don't need a referal, at least for international patients like me.

The good thing about this lab is that they offer mast cell activation markers which is rare for European labs.

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