Tickborne- Lyme & TBRF- Serum

Test Details

Test Company: Vibrant America
Test Type:  Serum 
Collection Location:  In Lab

Key Things to Know

  • You'll need to get your blood drawn by a licensed healthcare practitioner for this sample. This can be done in a clinic setting, or by having a phlebotomist come to you. There's often an additional cost involved with the blood draw.
  • You can find a blood draw center here.
    • Here is a resource when scheduling an appointment.
  • You'll need to bring the frozen packs with you to the blood draw as well as the entire kit and paperwork.
  • The person who draws your blood will help you ship the kit back. It's shipped via Fedex overnight delivery, and can be shipped any day M-F.
  • Read below for more detailed instructions

Preparation

  • It is recommended that you fast for 10-12 hours prior to the test. You can still drink water during this time. It is best to ask your practitioner if you should fast or not.
  • If there are any special instructions from your practitioner, they'll be sent to you via email.


Collection Instructions & Videos

You'll need to go into a blood draw center to get your blood drawn for this test. You can either go to an in-person draw site or have a mobile phlebotomist come to you. There may be an extra fee associate with this.

Packing the Sample

  • Place FROZEN ice pack(s) on the BOTTOM of the styrofoam
    cooler in your shipping box
  • Place sealed biohazard bag(s) on top of the ice pack(s)
  • Place FROZEN ice packs on TOP of sealed biohazard bags.

Shipping

  • The sample can be shipped back to Vibrant America  Monday-Friday
  • The person who draws your blood will generally ship the kit out on your behalf
  • If you miss the Fedex pickup window on the day the sample was collected, your sample can be refrigerated until you can ship it out the following day. 
  • If this happens on a Friday, you can refrigerate the sample over the weekend and ship it out on the following Monday
  • Call Physician Services at 866-364-0963 or email support@vibrant-america.com, to schedule a pick up or if you have any questions.

Results

  • You'll get the results for all pieces of the custom panel at the same time.
  • Lab results take 7-10 business days to come in after the sample is received at the lab
  • If an Infection Panel is included, results can take 10-14 business days.
  • Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together

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