Cindy uses specialty testing clinical laboratories where the resulting information might speed up diagnosis and treatment e.g. Doctors Data, Nutripath, Fitgenes, FxMed, The Great Plains Laboratory, CompoundLabs, EMLab.
Test Kits are only provided to registered clients. Refer Register if not a current client seen within the last 2 years.
Need to know – Clinical Laboratory Specialty Testing
The medical council requires registered doctors to provide duty of care followup in the event a test result requires attention. To meet this regulatory requirement and because Cindy can’t know the result of a test in advance, clients need to book and attend a one hour followup appointment along with requesting a test kit. No booked followup = no test kit.
Test Kits aren’t financially profitable for the clinic, but the right test at the right time may add a lot of value towards shared treatment goals.
The Test Kit fee includes courier delivery within New Zealand and Stripe transaction fees.
Lab collection centres are available throughout New Zealand e.g. https://www.sclabs.co.nz/
There are instructions in the kit and notes from Cindy on the wellness plan (in the lab test section)
Where applicable, please fill out the form in the kit with your name etc before going to the hospital
For some tests samples get spun e.g. at Nelson hospital on a Monday or Tuesday morning only; allow 20-60 minutes
There may be a drawing fee payable at the hospital
8am is a good time to arrive at the Nelson hospital lab as there is someone available from then to take payment and spare 30 minute parks down the bottom which fill up later.
The Nelson hospital will generally pop the sample in the courier bag included in your kit
Please take all your lab tests forms so you can do all tests at the same time
Where there is no fasting, nonetheless in general please stop all supplements for 12-24 hours before the sample is taken
Be warm and hydrated with water before you go, but don’t exercise or pump your hands to raise veins as that may alter the sample.