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Is there a such a thing as a court ordered blood test or a

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Is there a such a thing as a court ordered blood test or a government lab that would be outside of our corporatized health care system? I believe my test results are being suppressed and would like an objective blood panel done that I can rely on. I don't know where to turn. My Dr's are telling me I am fine, but I have physiological signs that I am not, that they are dismissing, without any explanation.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.

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This depends a lot on the situation. Can you please provide some background? Is this part of a court case? For what - custody? Or what exactly is the background situation?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My Physician of 25 years was let go of his practice that he helped build after it was purchased by a large network. He overprescribed, I have been having health problems, I can't get answers to. I have had extensive testing. I believe there is a cover up going on. I don't trust the corporate take over of Dr practice's and am not smart enough to know how to get an objective opinion.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.

Thank you. Courts can order a DNA or another such test, but this is typically only done in cases of paternity or probate (when there is a disagreement over biological relation).

Most labs are private. The Court will direct the parties to go to a reputable lab and have the lab do the test and send back sealed results to the Court.

There is no central lab database.

A party is free to of course visit a lab and do a test and get results back directly to them at any time. There are many businesses that do just that, and offer lab services for blood, sugar test, DNA tests, etc.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This does not answer my question. I do not have a case without proof. The question is how do I get proof? Outside the corporate controlled world of testing and Physicians.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.

Shane,

With all due respect, there is no corporate system for lab results or physicians. They do not share information with each other, and cannot share it with anyone but you under HIPAA law (with very few exceptions), which guarantees privacy for patients. If this information is shared with a third party outside the law, these labs or doctors' offices can face massive sanctions by the US Dept of Health and Human Services and state agencies, and, lawsuits by the patients.

If you feel you are being watched or followed or there is a conspiracy against you, okay. That is fine. You can go to a small "no name" laboratory to get something tested. Perhaps going to a smaller lab as opposed to the big names such as "Any Lab Now" or "Quest" may make you feel more in control of the situation.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How do you even find such a lab and how do I book an appointment without a Dr order, or without going on-line. I honestly feel trapped in this system. I feel I am at a huge disadvantage with a giant corporation protecting it's own and itself from a malpractice suit.Failure to diagnose raises the stakes every time there is a suppressed result.I guess I will instruct my family to have thorough autopsy to determine that my Physicians network let me die rather than give me a diagnosis. What about all the money I keep spending in desperation to try and get answers to my health problems?Super aggravated and desperate.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
You do not need a physician's referral to do a lab test!
You can just come in and say, "Hey, I need an MRI" or "I'd like a glucose screening."
If you have the money, they'll do it. Many times people come in being directed by their physician, but not always. Some people simply keep tabs on their blood/etc themselves and come in themselves without a physician referral.
If you tell me what city/state you are in, I can provide you with a list of small, independent lab services near you.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Seattle WA
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
BLOOD TEST SEATTLE
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't trust that these labs are untouchable by a large healthcare physicians network.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
If you believe that every lab is compromised in your area by a corporate "network" of some sort (regardless of what I have explained to the contrary), I am afraid that there is really no other alternative.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Well what if it is and I don't find out until I'm dead. That would suck for me wouldn't it?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I would like to know if you are familiar with a government run testing lab, verifiable by counsel. One used by lawyers when results may be in dispute.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
Private parties cannot use a government laboratory facility for their own private needs (litigation or otherwise).
You have at your disposal only private business labaratories.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
instruct my wife to wait until I'm dead is your answer to my question. Wouldn't it be great to be able to prove that I am just being paranoid? I thought you might give some advice on how to do just that.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
My apologies for the wait. With respect, I do believe that you are being a bit overly-cautious in this scenario. However, I am not sure how to prove this to you.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When I first started having problems my Dr hesitated to do a blood panel, he wanted to do a finger prick to check my cholesterol. Given the circumstances and the look on his face, set all this "overly cautious" paranoia in motion. I am having unexplained, undiagnosed physiological symptoms. Very frustrating.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 month ago.
Then you may wish to get a screening done. Any lab can do it.
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