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You would need to first talk to his doctor or dietitian and see if this is an option. Sometimes there aren’t labs close enough that have the equipment to test thru this proccess so some doctors won’t allow it.
Anyway you would need to get lab slips (they’re filter paper) and lancets (basically needles similar to what diabetics use). The simplest way to put it is this: You poke your finger, squeeze blood onto the form to fill usually 3-4 circles on the form, let it dry then send it into what ever lab you need to in the envelopes they’ll give you and then your doctor or dietitian should call you in about 3-7 days with the results. nBreanna

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