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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:15 pm   #1
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Default Arranging a Particular Blood Test Immediately

Unfortunately my brother in England has been diagnosed with leukemia

I need to get a particular blood test performed immediately in order to send the results to the NHS hospital that is treating him. Hopefully I will be a match for a bone marrow transplant.

I have Kaiser as my insurance provider. I've contacted them countless times, left messages at the doctor's office, emails through the portal... no response, nothing. I just need to get the test done and I don't care if I have to pay or go through a different provider. Is there anyone with a medical background here who can advise the quickest route to getting an HLA class 1 & 2 test done immediately?
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:27 pm   #2
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Unfortunately my brother in England has been diagnosed with leukemia

I need to get a particular blood test performed immediately in order to send the results to the NHS hospital that is treating him. Hopefully I will be a match for a bone marrow transplant.

I have Kaiser as my insurance provider. I've contacted them countless times, left messages at the doctor's office, emails through the portal... no response, nothing. I just need to get the test done and I don't care if I have to pay or go through a different provider. Is there anyone with a medical background here who can advise the quickest route to getting an HLA class 1 & 2 test done immediately?
Just a shot in the dark, but does this help?

https://www.bonemarrowtest.com/infor...e-testing.html

Good luck to you and your brother.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:31 pm   #3
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Sorry to hear the bad news -- a friend is dealing with this and just had a bone marrow transplant. Every good wish to your brother.

Perhaps these folks might be able to help with advice:

Information Specialists | Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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You could try looking for a private lab. This may be useful to you. https://us.castlighthealth.com
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 10:35 pm   #5
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Thank you all, I'm following up on all of these links.
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Don't know if this company can do the specialised test you need, but they fitted me in swiftly when I had to have a specific blood test...... and they have labs everywhere.

https://www.labcorp.com/

Looks like they do?

https://www.labcorp.com/help/patient...fo/hla-testing

You could also try Quest Diagnostics

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home...etics/faq.html

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Try - https://www.walkinlab.com

You may have to see your physician and get an order as this test will require a specialized lab and be considered a "send out" Take any info from the NHS to your appointment.

Best to your family.

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