Health care providers order test kits by calling our laboratory, at (800) 292-9019. You will pick up your kit at your physician's office, or Commonwealth Laboratories can ship the kit directly to your home.
Some patients take the test at their physician's office. However, given the length of time involved, most patients prefer to take the test at home.
Insert the tubes containing your breath samples into the provided bubble bags then place in the original shipping box, apply the pre paid pre-addressed UPS shipping label and return to us.
Postage is prepaid by Commonwealth Laboratories LLC.
The samples will be analyzed by our technicians with 24 hours of their receipt in our laboratory. Results will be faxed to your physician within one business day after testing. The physician will share results with you during your next appointment.
Most medical insurance providers cover the cost of the test. However, the patient is responsible for any deductible charge or co-pay assigned by his/her insurance plan.
This depends on your particular health plan. Even within the same medical health insurance company, some plans require pre-authorization and others do not. It is best to contact your health insurance representative at the number shown on your card, and inquire about pre-authorization. As very few insurers have in-network laboratories that provide this testing, you may need to have an out-of network referral. If you receive a pre-authorization number, please write it on the information form you will be sending to us with your breath samples.
If you have no medical insurance, please call our office for information. We work with patients individually to determine a payment plan that will be appropriate.
No. Each test must be taken after fasting for 12 hours. Taking two tests on the same day will produce invalid results.
Please call Commonwealth Laboratories with your questions. We are open Monday-Friday, except on major holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will be happy to answer your questions. You may also e-mail us if you are taking the test on the weekend. We check our e-mail when the office is closed, and will respond as soon as possible to assist you.