Boston Heart Blood Panels

Test Details

Lab Company: Boston Heart Diagnostics
Sample Type: Blood
Collection Location: In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

Boston Heart Diagnostics’ blood panels can include any combination of biomarkers chosen for you by your practitioner.  

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist. 
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • Hydrate prior to your blood draw.
  • Fasting is required for SOME biomarkers. See below for more details.
  • You may be required to stop supplements prior to your blood draw. See below for more details.
  • Your requisition form will be emailed to you. Please print this form and bring it with you to your blood draw.
  • *IMPORTANT NOTE*: Your kit may include more tubes than needed to complete your blood draw. Please have the phlebotomist check the requisition form and the notes beside each ordered test to confirm the tubes that should be drawn.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist.
    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE
  • Hydrate prior to your blood draw.
  • Freeze the provided ice packs for 24 hours prior to your blood draw.
  • It is required that you fast for 8 hours prior to your blood draw (drink only water, black coffee, or tea without dairy or sugar) if you have one or more of the following tests: 
    • Boston Heart Prediabetes Assessment®
    • CoQ10
    • HOMA-IR
    • LDL-P/HDL-P by NMR
    • TMAO
    • Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ 
  • It is recommended that you fast for 8 hours prior to your blood draw and get a morning draw if you have one or more of the following tests: 
    • Folate
    • Glucose
    • Triglycerides
    • sdLDL
    • Aldosterone
  • You must avoid seafood for 24 hours prior to your blood draw if you have the following test: 
    • TMAO
  • You must avoid fish oil for 8 hours prior to your blood draw if you have the following test: 
    • Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™
  • You must avoid biotin supplementation for 3 days prior to your blood draw if you have one or more of the following tests: 
    • Troponin T Gen 5
    • Vitamin B12
    • Folate
    • C-peptide
    • Insulin
    • NT-proBNP
    • Thyroid tests
    • Hormone tests
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Collection Instructions

  1. Freeze the provided ice packs for 24 hours prior to your blood draw.
  2. Bring the following items with you to your blood draw appointment.
    1. Test kit
    2. Frozen ice packs
    3. Completed test requisition form
  3. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample back to Boston Heart. 
    1. You can find the phlebotomist instructions HERE.
  4. *IMPORTANT NOTE*: Your kit may include more tubes than needed to complete your blood draw. Please have the phlebotomist check the requisition form and the notes beside each ordered test to confirm the tubes that should be drawn. See below for an example of the requisition form.
    1. You can also view the specimen tube requirements HERE.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.
  • The Rupa Health team will email you a test requisition form that you will need to print, complete, and bring to your blood draw.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Bring the test kit, frozen ice packs, and completed test requisition form to your blood draw appointment. 
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return mailer so that you can track your samples back to the lab. 
  • The phlebotomist will prepare and ship the samples back to Boston Heart.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 10-14 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Boston Heart Diagnostics by calling 877-425-1252 or chatting with support