Urine, Saliva and Blood Tests

In addition to a detailed health history and physical measurements, the insurance company may request the collection of specimens for testing.

These specimens are sent to a lab for testing. The results are then sent to the Insurance Company.

All specimens and test results are completely confidential.

A consent form outlining the tests must be signed by you, prior to collection.

A copy of the test results may be requested by you in writing from the insurance company. These results will then be forwarded to your family doctor.

Urine Test

No fasting is required. A glass of water taken one hour prior to your appointment may help to ensure that you are able to provide a specimen.

You must wait for the arrival of the Health Professional to collect the specimen as a special collection kit is used.

Some of the tests done on a urine sample may include:

  • HIV virus
  • Cocaine and the presence of other drugs
  • Nicotine
  • Medications
  • Micro urinalysis

Saliva Test

No fasting is required. Do not use a mouthwash prior to the collection. A specific kit will be provided for this test.

Some of the tests done on a saliva sample may include:

  • HIV virus
  • Nicotine
  • Cocaine

Blood Tests

You will be advised if fasting is required for this test. If so, no food or beverage, other than water should be consumed for at least 12 - 14 hours prior to your appointment. A sterile labe kit will be used to draw blood. The nurse will take 2 or 3 vials of blood, approximately 25cc.

You should avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least one hour following the collection of blood, to reduce the possibility of bruising.

Some of the tests in a blood profile may include:

  • HIV virus
  • Sugar
  • Kidney profile
  • Liver profile
  • Cholesterols and blood lipids

There are approximately 16 tests done on the blood.

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