DO I NEED TO TAKE MY THYROID Rx THE MORNING OF MY BLOOD DRAW?

YES!  Thyroid labs need to be drawn four to six hours after your morning dose. If you take your thyroid prescription two times a day, please have your labs drawn after your morning dose. This may require taking your afternoon dose a little bit later than normal. 

DO I NEED TO FAST FOR MY BLOOD DRAW?

You may or may not need to fast for your blood draw. Please contact Sol Medicine at (512) 279-2133 to see what is required for your particular order. If you do need to fast for your blood draw, please fast for at least 8 hours prior to your blood draw. 

I RECEIVED A LARGE BILL FOR MY LABS

It is possible your insurance will not cover all of the blood work ordered.  If this is the case, please let our office know.  It may be more beneficial for you to pay our cash prices instead of using your insurance. Often, it is less expensive than paying the lab balance. Our office staff can change the balance to bill Sol Medicine. Just notify our office staff and we would be happy to change this for you. 

HOW DO I FIND THE CLOSEST DRAW STATION?

Both Quest and CPL have tools to find the draw station closest to your home or office. Please find the links below. 

CPL

Quest

MAY I USE A DRAW STATION OTHER THAN QUEST OR CPL?

Yes. You will just need to notify a staff member and Dr. Haest can write a lab order for you. You may pick up this order from our office or request it to be mailed. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE SOL MEDICINE TO RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Typically, it takes our office 1 to 1 1/2 weeks to receive blood results. 

We receive saliva results 2 to 2 1/2 weeks after the date you mail your kit. 

If you know when you are able to complete all of your labs, you may schedule a follow up appointment accordingly. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE DR. HAEST TO DISCUSS MY RESULTS?

For the majority of our patients, Dr. Haest will need the following amounts of time to discuss your results:

ZRT Only: 30 minutes

Blood Only: 30 minutes

ZRT & Blood: 40 minutes

Dr. Haest may require more time to discuss your results. The timing of your appointments is directly dependent on your individual case. 

I NEED HELP REMEMBERING HOW TO TIME MY Rx FOR MY ZRT SALIVA/BLOODSPOT KIT

Rinse mouth with water five minutes prior to test. Do not brush teeth, use lip products, chew gum, eat or drink anything. 

Hormone Creams: If you are taking hormone creams, test no sooner than 12 hours and no later than 24 hours after you apply your hormone cream. Keep in mind, you may have to slightly adjust the time you take your hormone cream in order to test within this window. 

Progesterone Pills: Test 8 to 10 hours after taking your progesterone pill(s). 

RDT: If you are taking rapid dissolving troche, test no sooner than 12 hours and no later than 24 hours after your dose. Keep in mind, you may have to slightly adjust the time you take your medication in order to test within this window.  If you are taking a RDT, you should be testing your hormones with the ZRT bloodspot kit.