Nutrient & Toxic Elements Profile
Updated over a week ago

Test Details

Lab Company: Genova Diagnostics
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Collection Location: In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

The Nutrient & Toxic Elements Profile measures the levels of a variety of nutrient and toxic elements.

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.

    • Rupa Health recommends getting your blood drawn and sample shipped Monday - Thursday only to avoid shipment delays.

  • You do not need to fast prior to your blood draw.

  • The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.

Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist.

    • Information about scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.

    • Rupa Health recommends getting your blood drawn and sample shipped Monday - Thursday only to avoid shipment delays.

  • You do not need to fast or discontinue any medications/supplements prior to your blood draw.

  • You must freeze the included freezer brick for a minimum of 8 hours. Bring it with you to the blood draw.

Collection Instructions

  1. Freeze the included freezer brick for a minimum of 8 hours prior to your blood draw.

  2. Complete the test registration (instructions HERE).

    1. Please ensure that the name on the registration matches the name on your Rupa order EXACTLY. If it does not match, you may need to recollect your samples.

  3. Bring the following items with you to your blood draw appointment.

    1. Test kit

    2. Frozen freezer brick

    3. Completed activation card

  4. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.

  5. NOTE: If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, Genova recommends shipping with dry ice to ensure your samples arrive frozen, as overnight shipping is not guaranteed due to the distance. If your samples do not arrive frozen, you may need to recollect. Please note on your activation card if you use dry ice.

Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.

  • Instructions on how to complete your test registration can be found HERE.

    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.

Shipping

  • 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 ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.

  • Rupa Health recommends getting your blood drawn and sample shipped Monday - Thursday only to avoid shipment delays.

  • NOTE: If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, Genova recommends shipping with dry ice to ensure your samples arrive frozen, as overnight shipping is not guaranteed due to the distance. If your samples do not arrive frozen, you may need to recollect. Please note on your activation card if you use dry ice.

Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-21 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.

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Genova Diagnostics by calling 800-522-4762 or chatting with support.

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