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Laboratories Testing for CFS, FM, Metals Toxicity, and Other Disorders

Compiled by Melissa Kaplan

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The following labs conduct tests not done by regular laboratories, testing for things not checked for in standard lab panels, or not adequately checked in standard lab tests. For most of these labs and test, special specimen collection kits are available, complete instruction to the patient and doctor as to how the specimens (saliva, urine, stool, blood) are to be collected, sampled, packed and shipped.


AAL Reference Lab, Inc.
(Antibody Assay Lab)
1715 E. Wilshire Avenue, Suite 715
Santa Ana, CA 92705
800-522-2611; 1-714-972-9979; Fax 714-543-2034
Natural killer cell function; Oxidative Protection Screen; Homocysteine; Male Hormone Replacement Evaluation; Female Hormone Replacement Evaluation; Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Evaluation (CFIDS) Panel; Poliovirus Antibodies.


Accu-Chem Laboratories
990 North Bowser, Suite 800
Richardson TX 75081
800-457-0116, 972-451-5414
Toxicology tests including blood and adipose testing for volatiles and organochlorines (pesticides). They do not accept insurance or Medicare.


Affinity Labeling Technology, Inc. (ALT)
235 Bolivar Street
Lexington, KY 40508
1-859-388-9445 & 388-9345; Fax: 1-859-388-9645
Heavy metals; oral bacterial and toxicity. Also ALS, Alzheimer's.


Allos Reference Laboratory (Subsidiary of HCDiagnostics)


AMTL Corporation
One Oakwood Blvd., Suite 130
Hollywood, FL 33020
1-954-923-2990 or 800-881-AMTL; Fax: 954-923-2707
ALCAT (blood test for food and chemical allergies)


Ciguatera Toxin Testing


Doctors Data, Inc.
P.O. Box 111
West Chicago, Illinois 60186
1-800-323-2784 (USA & Canada); 1-630-377-8139 (Elsewhere); Fax: 1-630-587-7860
Urine Elements (Toxics and Essentials); Urine D-Glucaric and Mercapturic Acids


Esoterix, Inc.
Contact Info
Endocrinology, Immunology, Toxicology. MSH


The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.
11813 West 77th
Lenexa, KS 66214
Tests are useful in conditions including autism & PDD, ADD/ADHD, Down's Syndrome with autistic-like symptoms, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, MS or MS-like symptoms, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Brain Fog, Depression, Psychosis, GI disorders.


Genova Diagnostics
Formerly called Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratories (
63 Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28801
1-800-522-4762 (8AM - 8PM EST); Fax: 1-828-252-9303
Endocrinology: Adrenocortex Stress Profile; Male Hormone; Female Hormone; Menopause Profile; Comprehensive Melatonin Profile.Gastroenterology: Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis; Comprehensive Parasitology Profile; Intestinal Permeability Assessment. Immunology: Comprehensive Antibody Assessment. Nutritional: Elemental Analysis. Metabolic: Comprehensive Detox Profile; Oxidative Stress Analysis; Cotinine Assay. Check the Genova site for more tests.


Hemex Laboratories, Inc.
2505 West Beryl Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021-1461
800-999-CLOT (2568)
Hemostasis and thrombosis disorders (including hypercoagulable state); hematology.


IGeneX, Inc.
797 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tests include: Lyme Disease (Serology [ELISA], Western Blot, Dot-Blot Assay [LDA], Multiplex [tissue, CSF, etc.]); Bartonella henselae PCF (blood, tick); Babesia PCR (blood, tick); Erlichiosis PCR.


Immunodiagnostic Laboratories, Inc.
P.O.Box 5755
10930 Bigge St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-635-4555; 510-635-5667 FAX
Immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, neoplastic and infectious diseases.
Recently purchased by LabCorp


Immunosciences Lab, Inc.
8730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 305
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(800) 950-4686, (310) 657-1077; Fax: (310) 657-105
Autoimmune, CFS, Immunotoxicology. Rnase-L: $250 (10/12/01); may be covered by Medicare, depending on the diagnosis.


IntraCellular Diagnostics, Inc.
553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite B,
Foster City, CA 94404
Buccal cell swab for intracellular magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, chloride


Inter Science Institute
944 West Hyde Park Blvd
Inglewood CA 90302
Clinical chemistry (limited); endocrinology. MSH test.


West Coast Division (see other divisions)
5601 Oberlin Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
858-455-1221; 800-859-6046
General lab services; Stricker NK Panel CD-57 for Lyme patients


Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDL)
133 Gaither Drive, Suite C
Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
Toll Free 877-269-0090
Western Blot (IgG/IgM) for Lyme; New: PCR for West Nile Virus


4855 Peachtree Ind. Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30092
1-800-221-4640; FAX 1-770-441-2237
Mercury testing


2727 W. ML King Blvd, Suite 850
Tampa FL 33607
Nanobacteria testing


Neuroscience Inc.
373 280th Street
Osceaola WI 54020
888-342-7272; 715-294-2144
Neurotransmitter testing


Oncolab, Inc.
36 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-0850; 800-9CA-TEST (800-922-8378)
AMAS (Anti-Malignin Antibody in Serum)

Specialty Laboratories, Inc.
2211 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica CA 90404-3900
310-828-6543; 800-421-7110
Poliovirus Antibodies; Allergy & Immunology; Cardiology & Coagulation; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Infectious Diseases; Neurology; Pathology; Rheumatology; Toxicology


10437 Innovation Drive, Suite 319
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(800) 305-5198; Fax: (414) 453-7295
Rapid Human Herpes Virus 6 Culture; Human Herpes Virus 6 PCR on cerebral spinal fluid; Rapid Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture; Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) IgM by IFA. Note: Medicare no longer covers the HHV6 test other than for those with AIDS or undergoing an organ transplant. Check with VirCor to see if the other tests are still covered or not. HHV6+CMV is $395 (10/12/01).


ZRT Laboratory
1815 NW 169th Pl, Suite 5050
Beaverton, Oregon 97006
Phone: 503 466-2445
Fax: 503 466-1636
Saliva and blood spot testing for hormones, including thyroid.
Except for CA and NY residents, patients may order these kits themselves. See website for more details.


Autoimmune Technologies LLC
144 Elks Place, Suite 1402
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112
1-504-529-9944; Fax: 1-504-568-0634
Developing tests for fibromyalgia, Grave's, Sjögren's, Lupus, GWI, and Non-HIV AIDS.


Home Testing

Direct Laboratory Services, Inc
Tests include thyroid panel w/TSH, blood type, CRP, homocysteine, iron w/TIBC, hormones, toxic metals, and more. Order the kit, send back the specimens for lab processing.

Offers home testing for thyroid (see also, ABO and Rh, Chlamydia antibody, Combination Allergy Panel, Comprehensive Food Allergy, HIV, Hemochromatosis, Herpes Simplex 1&2 IgG & IgM, Lupus Diagnostic ANA, and Lyme Disease (Western Blot/Enzyme Immunassay). See their website for more information on what the tests are and how to ordering and submit them.

ZRT Laboratory


For additional labs, see HealthWorld Online's Diagnostic Labs listing.

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