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Pre-Paleo/Baseline Blood Testing in Ontario? (OHIP)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 21, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Has anyone had pre-paleo or baseline blood tests done in Ontario? How much, if any, was covered by OHIP? Is there any differences between blood tests offered here vs the States? i.e are they called by different names or anything, so I know for sure what to ask for?

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on May 14, 2013
at 06:41 PM

This is for the states -- not available in Canada

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on March 15, 2012
at 09:27 AM

each province has its own list of payables and often they will pay for a test under specific circumstances. i know Otario will pay for a D3 test if your dr. fills out some extra paperwork; aka check in the box.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

What, that seems a little crazy, maybe because you are out of province? I feel like I didn't have to pay for my blood testing at all that was done in my home province (BC), but whenever I get things done where I'm living now (Quebec) it always costs more.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Naturpaths often do live blood testing, which is not the same thing. I would recommend pursuing a different doctor just for the blood tests.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 07, 2011
at 02:46 PM

Wow! No vitd. Probably because there's so much abundant sunshine up there in Canada during those eight month winters. Who needs to supplement?

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on January 22, 2013
at 11:22 AM

I paid almost $500 to be tested for food intolerances. I did it through my naturopath. Not cheap, but it was worth it.

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926c014167ddad46a647c089678a967b

on November 23, 2011
at 02:02 PM

My husband had a VAP test done at his own request, and it cost $325!! It's not covered by OHIP or QHIP (we live in West Quebec and have a family doctor in Ottawa ON). We think the VAP test was totally worth paying for out-of-pocket, but that won't be possible for everyone.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

What, that seems a little crazy, maybe because you are out of province? I feel like I didn't have to pay for my blood testing at all that was done in my home province (BC), but whenever I get things done where I'm living now (Quebec) it always costs more.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on March 15, 2012
at 09:27 AM

each province has its own list of payables and often they will pay for a test under specific circumstances. i know Otario will pay for a D3 test if your dr. fills out some extra paperwork; aka check in the box.

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on September 14, 2011
at 03:00 AM

OHIP will cover all the basic tests, they will not cover VitD3 or some of the less standard lipid testing however you can usually pay for those your self.

Lipo (a) etc somewhere around $35, VitD3 is around $65

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 07, 2011
at 02:46 PM

Wow! No vitd. Probably because there's so much abundant sunshine up there in Canada during those eight month winters. Who needs to supplement?

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361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

(840)

on August 31, 2011
at 02:14 AM

My parents forced me (I'm 17) last Thursday to do so as they think I'm a lunatic and want me in a psychiatric ward for the way I eat. But... as far as I know it was covered by OHIP.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 21, 2011
at 10:34 PM

i have looked into blood testing privately, but it seems lab can only release results to a doctor. i know mine will not request tests for me just because i ask for them, so i am considering a naturopath for access. hopefully this thread will reveal other options.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 14, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Naturpaths often do live blood testing, which is not the same thing. I would recommend pursuing a different doctor just for the blood tests.

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on May 14, 2013
at 06:27 PM

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on May 14, 2013
at 06:41 PM

This is for the states -- not available in Canada

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