Comprehensive testing is one of the most valuable tools in a functional medicine approach. At your first appointment, we will determine which conventional and functional labs will best help us uncover the root cause of your symptoms.
Most patients invest an average of $900-$1600 in laboratory testing at their new patient visit.
With the conventional labs that are ordered, you can bill your insurance directly, or you can pay the discounted pre-pay rate we have negotiated with the lab companies. If you pay the discounted price for these labs, you will still receive an invoice with CPT codes to submit to your insurance in an attempt to get reimbursed. Please be aware that some of the labs we order are considered “experimental” by insurance companies. If insurance does not cover the labs ordered, the rate the lab companies will bill insurance will likely be significantly higher than the discounted pre-pay rates.
Specialized functional laboratory testing will likely also be ordered at the initial visit. Some of these tests are billable through insurance, while others are direct pay at our discounted negotiated practitioner rates.
For all labs that are paid upfront to GrassRoots, a Superbill with charges and CPT codes can be provided to patients. This Superbill can be submitted at the patient’s discretion to insurance companies in an attempt to get reimbursement. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flex Spending Accounts can also be used to pay for labs. The lab testing fees are not included in the program price.