Does anyone know if VIP is doing testing this month? Since there is no information on their website for ordering tests or giving pricing I wonder if they are even active right now? I'd like to get tested at this point ASAP. Even though I am in the WPI study, I think it may take months to hear results from that study...
The have a 30 day backlog, so if you requested a test kit tomorrow yours should ship in a month, at which point they expect the serology test to be available, but I'd suggest calling to see if those timeframes are still accurate.
Wow, this may have been said already, I haven't read all 20 pages of posts, but this is such an elegant move by the WPI and explains why perhaps some of their other PR efforts have appeared haph-hazard. This must have taken a lot of negotiating on all fronts. And it solves a lot of issues. VIPdx's main PR problem was that it was coming across as a fly-by-night, out of nowhere lab, hence would have had a tough time gaining respect from mainstream institutions and doctors. In turn, the new WPI patient care facility would have found itself in the odd position of needing to bypass whatever lab (Quest or other) is housed in the University of Nevada School of Medicine in order to get its patients' samples analyzed. I can't imagine the amount of institutional negotiations all of this must have required. But with one bold stroke, it streamlines and solidifies the key componets of patient care and thorough and reliable on-site diagnostics. Nicely done.
I agree. It must have been a horrendous procedure to get that lab into the U of N system. It says something for the lab itself that it happened. Univ of Nevada must have looked VIP Dx over very closely before they decided to have them become a University lab. It's a great boost for VIP Dx -the little lab that no one had ever heard of - it legitimizes them NOW. And the WPI has their lab right next to them. It really speaks to the continuing commitment of the University system to WPI.