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 Posted 12/11/2012 6:45:07 AM
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I recently received my copy of Life Extension - Winter Edition which highlights the annual Super Sale.

On the second page of the "Blood Testing The Ultimate Information" section, at the bottom of column one (1) there is a statement: Blood tests available only in the continental United States. Not available in Maryland." A search of the entire LEF Web Site also shows this statement in a couple of places. What am I missing/misinterpreting here? I've had blood work done twice through LEF, once last April and again last month (November 2012). I live in Maryland and the blood was drawn by LabCorp in Maryland both times.

I fail to understand, please explain.

Joe.
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 Posted 12/11/2012 7:54:41 AM
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According to Life Extension's Lab:

Unfortunately, MD law prohibits direct to consumer advertising for lab tests such as those Life Extension provides, and therefore we are no longer able to advertise our tests or provide blood lab services in that state.  However, upon request, we can send a blood draw kit or the member can travel outside the state of MD to have their blood drawn by Labcorp.  Also, upon request, we can send Food Safe Allergy Kits, Omega Score Kits or 24 hour urinary hormone kits for collection of the blood/urine specimen by the member at home.  Labcorp should not have performed the blood draw in Nov of 2012. It was an error on the part of the Patient Service Center.



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 Posted 12/11/2012 9:05:12 AM
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Wow!

Leave it to my state to make life difficult. I guess I'll have to start bugging my "political empire". Any idea when this "benefit" came to me, it MUST be a benefit, because why else would the state stick it's nose into my business?

The response you got SEEMS to imply that I could still get the tests done, in Maryland, if I pay "someone" (LabCorp??) extra for the Draw Kit. Or am I interpreting that incorrectly?

Also, I go to Delaware fairly regularly for shopping. I suppose I could get the blood drawn there, assuming LabCorp has offices in Delaware, but would I need a Delaware address to even ORDER the lab tests?

Thanks for the info, another reason to retire OUT of this state!

Joe.
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 Posted 12/11/2012 10:20:27 AM
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The kit can be ordered from Life Extension.
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I have a suggestion that some sort of spreadsheet could work for the blood tests so you could at a glance see which tests are included in your different panels (with pricing too.)  Please do!

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Welcome to the Forums, icicle.

Not sure if there would be enough room on a computer screen for that, but will let the lab director know of your request.

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For those of us in maryland but frequently visiting other states can someone outline the options.

What do I do next if I order the blood draw kit?

Do I need an address in the state I get my blood sample collected in?
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 Posted 5/29/2014 11:39:35 AM
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Life Extension can ship kits to Maryland and you can have blood drawn anywhere else. The only state kits cannot be shipped to is Pennsylvania.



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