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Anyone Use MyMedLab?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by roxie60, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

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    It appears more and more labs are making certain labs available to people to order online and at lower price than more well known labs. Some do not require doctors prior ok. I am considering MyMedLabs online to do some saliva hormone tsting my Dr wants me todo via Genova Diagostics but I checked last year and realized they cost a lot ($600+) and Im not confident in their results.

    I did two hormone tests within 4 days of each other last year, they had some overlap in cortisol, DHEA and differed in sex hormones, neurotransmitters and melatonin. So I expected the tests that over lapped would come back similar, they did not. GD results did not seem to reflect how I was feeling, symps I was dealing with but the other test did (Pharmasan). Pharmasan had my Cortisol very low in AM and dring day when it should have been high and falling and then too high at night when it should have been low - all of which seems to match my sleep problems.

    So I am struggling to spend financial resources on a test I'm not confident is getting correct results. GD did indicate all m sex hormones were low (almost all). I want to spend money later on another Lyme test and those are expensive. So I was trying to save some money. Stop The Thyroid Madness lists MyMedLabs as one they recommend.

    Anyone use this lab or any other lab listed at Stop The Thyroid Madness website (there are 4)? Did you think the results lined up with your symptoms?
  2. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

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    I am considering the Hormone panel which has everything the Dr wanted except Melatonin, UA and Iodine. You have to select two tests to get the lower price.
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    Do they lower the price if you pay in advance? Some labs used to do that, I think Doctors Data.
  4. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

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    @minkeygirl Who are you asking about GD or MyMedLab? MyMedLab appears to lower price if you buy two or more tests.
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    minkeygirl Is Jim Jones alive and well on PR?

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    I was just asking in general. Some labs used to give you a discount if you sent a check in with the lab work.
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    roxie60 Senior Member

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    ok. I did not get a discount with GD but they required a downpayment up front. Not sure but think MyMedLab requires payment by CC but have not ordered yet so not for sure.
  7. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    @roxie60 I have used MyMed Lab recently for general panels, but never for saliva tests. Let me know how it goes with those, if you do them.
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    roxie60 Senior Member

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    @Dreambirdie I gather you were happy with their service, reliable results and costs?
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    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Yes I was.
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