Monthly Specials

September Tests of the Month

DirectLabs® offers low-cost, high-quality laboratory tests at a fraction of the cost. Due to volume based pricing, we are able to offer these savings to you at up to 80 percent off published retail prices. Each month, we offer additional savings on selected tests. Don't miss out! Order today before the sale on this month’s tests comes to an end!


CardioPlus

Only $46

 
DLS Regular Price: $59
Fasting Required: Yes, 10-12 hours
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Specimen: Blood
Results: 1-2 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Tests Included: CMP-14, Lipid Panel, Iron, Phosphorus, GGT, LD and Uric Acid.

Lipids: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream. Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Risk Ratio (good to total), and Triglycerides.

Fluids and Electrolytes: Includes Chloride, Potassium and Sodium.

Liver: Includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST or SGOT), Total Protein, LDH, Total Globulin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio, and GGT.

Kidney: Includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, eGFR, and Uric Acid.

Glucose

Mineral and Bone: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus.

CardioPlus Advantage

Only $99

 
DLS Regular Price: $149
Fasting Required: Yes, 10-12 hours
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Specimen: Blood
Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Tests Included: Lipids: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream. Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Risk Ratio (good to total), and Triglycerides.

strong>Fluids and Electrolytes: Includes Chloride, Potassium, and Sodium.

Liver: Includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST or SGOT), Total Protein, LDH, Total Globulin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio, and GGT.

Kidney: Includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, eGFR, and Uric Acid.

Glucose

Mineral and Bone: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus.

Cardio C-Reactive Protein, highly sensitive (CRP,hs): A high or increasing amount of CRP in your blood suggests that you have an acute infection or inflammation. Because CRP increases in cases of inflammation, the test is ordered when acute inflammation is a risk (such as from an infection after surgery) or suspected based on patient symptoms. It is also ordered to help diagnose conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The blood tests may be repeated often to learn whether treatment of an inflammatory disease is effective (CRP levels drop as inflammation subsides). C-Reactive protein is a substance in the blood that indicates the presence of inflammation and could warn of a heart attack in advance. Elevated amounts of the protein in men may triple their risk for heart attack and double their risk for stroke, whereas elevated amounts in women can increase their heart attack risk up to seven times. Cardio (also specific or high sensitivity) C-Reactive Protein is a marker of inflammation to the blood vessels and a strong predictor of risk for future myocardial infarctions.

Homocysteine: The amino acid, Homocysteine, plays a role in destroying the lining of your artery walls, promoting the formation of blood clots, and also accelerates the buildup of scar tissue. High levels may increase the chance of heart disease and stroke, especially if you have other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or family history.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

Only $29

 
DLS Regular Price: $42
Fasting Required: No
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Specimen: Blood
Results: 2-3 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description: The prostate specific antigen (PSA), is a protein made only in the prostate gland. PSA is produced by normal, abnormal and cancerous prostatic tissue. The PSA blood test is an accurate measure of this amount. The theory is that cancer causes more of the protein to be made and leaked into the blood than normal prostate tissue, so PSA is now used for assisting in the diagnosis and monitoring of prostatic carcinoma.

Limitations: Based on solid evidence, screening with PSA and/or DRE detects some prostate cancers that would never have caused important clinical problems. Current prostate cancer treatments, including radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy, result in permanent side effects in many men. The most common of these side effects are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Whatever the screening modality, the screening process itself can lead to adverse psychological effects in men who have a prostate biopsy but do not have identified prostate cancer. Prostatic biopsies are associated with complications, including fever, pain, hematospermia/hematuria, positive urine cultures, and rarely sepsis. Lower PSA levels are associated with obesity.

Alternative Name(s): PSA, Total

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Free And Total

Only $49

 
DLS Regular Price: $69
Fasting Required: No
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Specimen: Blood
Results: 2-3 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description: Most PSA tests measure "total PSA," or the amount that is bound to blood proteins. The FDA has approved the Tandem R test, which measures not only total PSA but another component called "free PSA," which floats unbound in the blood. Comparing the two helps doctors rule out cancer in men whose PSA is mildly elevated from other causes. A 1995 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that the free PSA test can reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies by 20 percent in patients with a PSA between 4 and 10.

Elevated levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) have been associated with benign and malignant prostatic disorders. Studies indicate that in men 50 years or older measurement of PSA is a useful addition to the digital rectal exam in the early detection of prostate cancer. In addition, PSA decreases to undetectable levels following complete resection of the tumor and may rise again with recurrent disease or persist with residual disease. Thus, PSA levels may be of assistance in the management of prostate cancer patients.

Includes: Total PSA, Free PSA, % Free PSA (calculated)

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations: Based on solid evidence, screening with PSA and/or DRE detects some prostate cancers that would never have caused important clinical problems. Current prostate cancer treatments, including radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy, result in permanent side effects in many men. The most common of these side effects are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Whatever the screening modality, the screening process itself can lead to adverse psychological effects in men who have a prostate biopsy but do not have identified prostate cancer. Prostatic biopsies are associated with complications, including fever, pain, hematospermia/hematuria, positive urine cultures, and rarely sepsis.

Alternative Name(s): Fractionated PSA, Prostate Specific Antigen Free and Total, PSA, Free, Free PSA and Total PSA, PSA II

Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity; bloodspot-Doctor's Data Kit

Only $109

 
DLS Regular Price: $159

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you for an at home collection


Fasting Required: No
Lab: Doctor’s Data
Specimen: Bloodspot
Results: 10-14 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description: Celiac disease (CD) is often undiagnosed and is caused in genetically predisposed individuals by abnormal intestinal permeability and abnormal immune response to gluten, a protein complex found in wheat, barley, spelt and rye. The inflammatory autoimmune response is associated with extreme damage to the lining of the small bowel and is associated with diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, and systemic autoimmune conditions. Although most commonly diagnosed in children, CD is often not expressed until later in life (delayed onset). It has been hypothesized that a gradual or abrupt change in the gastrointestinal microbiome may be responsible for delayed on set. Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) can cause similar symptoms but without the same level of intestinal epithelial tissue damage.

Individuals with NCGS are often spared the intestinal damage common in Celiac patients, but suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and many “extra-intestinal” symptoms such as “foggy mind”, depression, ADHD-like behavior, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue when they have gluten in their diet. There are many antigenic triggers (epitopes) in the gluten protein complex that have cytotoxic, immunomodulatory, and gut permeating properties.

Wheat allergy is caused by an individual’s IgE antibody response to many classes of wheat proteins including; serine protease inhibitors, gliadins, glutelins, prolamins and gluten. Symptoms of a wheat allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis. Wheat allergy symptoms are sometimes confused with those of CD/NCGS, but these conditions differ and testing for IgE antibodies to wheat can aid in making the proper diagnosis.

Allergy Antibody tests that indicate possible CD and NCGS will only be accurate if the patient is on a gluten-inclusive diet.

144 Food Panel IgG (Blood Spot)-US BioTek Kit

Only $239

 
DLS Regular Price: $279

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you for an at home collection


Fasting Required: No
Lab: US BioTek
Specimen: Bloodspot
Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Special Instructions: It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal. Do not perform this test if you are taking blood thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder unless authorized by your healthcare practitioner.

Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral and intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune-modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

Description: Food allergies and sensitivities are recognized to be correlated with many plaguing health conditions, but with proper identification and elimination of offending foods, many experience relief from their symptoms.

The 144 Food "Super Panel" is a comprehensive food sensitivity testing option for patients who may have underlying sensitivities to less conspicuous antigens. Assessing IgG antibody reactivity across a broad range of culturally-diverse foods helps to identify trigger foods in these individuals.

IgG Foods Included:
Dairy: Casein, Cheese (Cheddar), Milk, Milk (Goat), Whey

Fish/Crustacea/ Mollusk/Seafood: Anchovy, Blue Mussel, Catfish, Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Mackerel, Octopus, Oyster, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna

Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Cranberry, Date, Fig, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Guava, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon

Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Bean, Kidney, Bean (Lima), Bean (Pinto), Bean (Soy), Brazil Nut, Buckwheat, Cashew Nut, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin (Wheat), Gluten (Wheat), Hazelnut, Lentil, Macadamia Nut, Millet, Oat, Pea (Green), Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Quinoa, Rice (White), Rye, Spelt, Walnut (English), Wheat (Whole), White Bean

Meat/ Fowl: Beef, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit, , Turkey

Meat/Fowl, Egg: Egg White Chicken, Egg Whole Chicken, Egg Yolk Chicken

Misc/Herbs/Spices: Basil, Black Tea, Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Coriander, Curry Powder, Fennel, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey (Bee), Hops, Malt, Mushroom, Mustard, Oregano, Parsley, Pepper (Black), Pepper (Chili), Peppermint, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Vanilla Bean,Yeast (Baker’s)

Vegetables: Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce, Onion, Pepper (Green Bell), Potato (Sweet), Potato (White), Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato

44 IgE Food Panel and Total IgE (Dried Blood Spot)-US BioTek Kit

Only $249

 
DLS Regular Price: $289

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you for an at home collection


Fasting Required: No
Lab: US BioTek
Specimen: Bloodspot
Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance. Special Instructions: It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal. Do not perform this test if you are taking blood thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder unless authorized by your healthcare practitioner.

Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral and intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune-modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

Total IgE measurement is unavailable for patients under 10 years of age.

Description: An IgE mediated allergic reaction is known as Type 1, or immediate hypersensitivity. Symptoms typically occur soon after exposure to the allergen, and range from mild to severe - they can even be life-threatening.

US BioTek runs all IgE panels on a sophisticated FDA-approved immunoassay analyzer that utilizes enzyme-amplified chemiluminescence technology. Chemiluminescence provides lower detection limits than conventional ELISA, making it particularly suitable for IgE detection, which can be hard to detect due to its short half-life compared to other immunoglobulins.

The 44-Food panel assesses IgE response to 44 foods, carefully selected for their potential reactivity and their relevance to modern diets.

Analytes Tested:

Dairy: Alpha Lactalbumin, Beta Lactalbumin, Casein, Cheddar Cheese, Cow’s Milk, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk

Egg/Meat/Poultry: Beef, Chicken, Chicken Egg White, Chicken Egg Yolk, Ovalbumin, Ovomucoid, Pork

Fish/Crustacea/Mollusk: Blue Mussel, Cod, Pacific Sardine, Salmon, Shrimp, Tuna

Fruit: Apple, Banana, Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry

Vegetables: Carrot, Tomato, White Potato

Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Corn, Gluten, Hazelnut, Oat, Peanut, Rice, Rye, Soybean, Walnut, Wheat

Miscellaneous: Baker’s Yeast, Brewer’s Yeast, Chocolate

CCD Marker: Cross-Reactive Carbohydrate Determinants.