L....congrats on your results. In my experience in the last 20 years, established labs, like
Lab Corp and Sonora Quest suck here in AZ. They rip you off of your hard earned dollars.
A new player, Theranos, came into town last year. They are based out of California. They
did offer finger pricks that could analyze most common blood tests. Unfortunately, the FDA
has temporarily suspended the thimble sized blood sample tests due to purported in house
irregularities. Their blood work costs are cheap. As an example, HCV RNA quantitative costs
$ 29, CMP costs $ 7, and on and on. Their prices are outstanding.
Theranos labs are currently in Cal, AZ, and PA. They still draw blood the old fashion way.
I do not know about Colorado, but in AZ one does not need a doctor's permission to get
lab work done. You are going in the right direction with the university if cost is an issue.
The personnel at hospital teaching universities are more compassionate and open than
the high and mighty doctors who graduate from these universities.
A lot of people here can read lab results and answer most questions. If you want to go the
DIY route, ask away. Good luck and keep us posted.....e.
contracted Gen 1a in the 70's, dx in 2007...ast 27 to 35...alt 43 to 96...vl 1.2 mil to 8.6 mil.
biopsy F-2 (2012)..pre tx results 1/23/16 ast 32, alt 46, vl 3.1 mil
tx started 2/11/16.... lab results 2/24/16 ast 18, alt 18, vl <15 IU/ml
28 days later.............lab results 3/9/16 ast 21, alt 21, vl UND
56 days later.............lab results 4/6/16 ast 20, alt 22, vl UND
139 days later...........lab results 6/29/16 ast 28, alt 30, vl UND...EOT