posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 03:08 PM
Wow! Had a full work up done a year ago and lazy me, just discovering what all my blood test say.
With the new year upon us, my doctor always wants a fresh workup at the start of every year. Last year, because the types of tests she would order
cost so much, many tried to opt out. To correct this, she went through a new laboratory and offered to drop the copay costs. “Hell of a deal!” I
thought. And 8 vials later of the red stuff for general testing and another 10 for misc things like arthritis and new up and coming diseases, we had
my work up. It wasn't until today when my husband asked about my genetic markups (What the ? He was reading his tests more closely, as well.), that I
really took in the 12+ page print out in all it's pretty colors.
Beyond all the LDL's, HDL's, lipids, lippo-protein particles, inflammation/oxidation, myocardial stresses, platelets, lipo-protein genetics,
platelet genetics, and coagulation genetics....the sterol synthesis markers, the sterol absorption markers and all the male and female hormones known
in the world was 3 sheets of comments. Most being words requiring a medical dictionary, I gave up before even trying to understand all the gibberish.
My doc went over the basics. Told me where and how to improve. Put a copy in my hands and told me to call if I had any problems.
Problems????? According to all the fine print, I'm a host of problems! Eighteen little boxes explained how different proteins and missing compounds
affect a person. It ALSO flagged my doctor to suspect things that could possibly pop up in the future should these minor things ever become big
It mainly pushed the points on how missing minerals, proteins, and compounds affect memory, the logical thinking process, and thereby cause a host of
mental illnesses. The cardio area pushed the idea of depression, due to not breathing well and getting enough oxygen. Because I have an allergy to
mold, I'm supposedly a risk to society. I could possibly come down with severe depression....maybe get a little wacky....and God knows what I could
My doctor is still using the same laboratory (afraid to say name for fear of lawsuit), and guess what? A copy goes on file with my insurance! I'm
sure if my insurance has this list of potential threats, then should I figure the NSA does too? Maybe I'm on the “no fly” list now? Could a
future employer be afraid to hire me for fear of employee retaliation should I go nuts? Nothing is private anymore. And a lot is misconstrued. A lot
of “what if”, and “possible", and “could be” become facts in the public's eye.
It was interesting to know that by the time my doctor had her copy in hand, so did my insurance. The only way to bypass this is to pay cash out right.
However, being I have worked in insurance, I know that insurance companies can request (and often do) any “patient paid testing” that the doctor
has on file. It is NOT necessarily private between you and your doctor! Insurance companies use this information to determine the rate of future
premiums. The more you could have wrong, the more it will cost you.
Recommendations: Bypass all medical tests unless you MUST have them. You also can check your local and state laws concerning the right of your
insurance company to demand patient paid test results from your doctor. Know that if your insurance pays for it then you might too in the long run!