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  • ALERT: Do not send your samples for MELISA testing to the lab in Germany due to the closure of the lab. More information HERE.


Finding phlebotomy

Are you unsure who to approach regarding scheduling a blood draw? Here are some general suggestions:

  • Check with your primary care doctor’s office to see if they can help with a blood draw
  • Check with local labs, hospitals or urgent care centers to see if they will draw blood for an outside kit
  • Do a web search on “blood draw + [your location]”, “mobile phlebotomy + [your location]”

Some labs might ask you for a copy of your lab order before scheduling your appointment as they need to verify the specimen processing and handling requirements. You can provide the lab with THIS document to acquaint the provider with processing and handling of samples for MELISA. Always check if your local lab will draw blood for an outside kit. Fees for phlebotomy services are usually not covered by insurance.