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Clinical Solutions of Chicago, Inc. is a CLIA Certified Laboratory. What Does This Mean?
This certification means that Clinical Solutions of Chicago has met or exceeded the requirements of an inspection conducted by the Department of Health & Human Services.

What is CLIA?
CLIA is an acronym for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

How Does Clinical Solutions of Chicago Report Test Results?
Clinical Solutions of Chicago maintains HIPAA compliance and requires your referring physician to login to our website and obtain your results. Once the physician has logged in, they will be able to select their patient’s name and the folder containing the exam’s results will be displayed. The physician will be responsible to convey the data driven recommendation or protocol to the patient. The patient will have to work with their referring physician to obtain a hardcopy of the test results.

Are There Any Special Requirements For a patient to go through the Bio-Wellness Exam?
The accuracy and reliability of the test results and interpretation is based upon the patient following the preparation protocol for the Bio-Wellness exam. The preparation guide can be found on our website under “How to prepare for the Bio-Wellness Exam.”

How long does the test take?
The laboratory procedure generally takes 1.5 to 2 hours from start to finish. Exam results will be published within 72 hours of the patient being tested.

How long does it take to have my results posted on the website for the doctor to review?
Exam results will be published within 72 hours of the patient being tested. It is recommended that you have a follow up appointment setup with your referring physicians so they may go over test results and protocols going forward.

Does Clinical Solutions of Chicago work directly with patients?
Clinical Solutions of Chicago primarily works with licensed health care providers. If a patient would like to go through the BioWellness exam but is not working with a physician, Clinical Solutions of Chicago can help provide one.

How do I test through Clinical Solutions of Chicago?
A licensed healthcare provider needs to refer you to the BioWelllness exam. You can come to one of our multiple locations or you can make special arrangements to have our mobile testing unit come to your office. Special requirements apply.

Can I order individual tests instead of the full Bio-Wellness Exam?
Individual testing can only be purchased if an individual has previously completed the full Bio-Wellness Exam.

Do patients have to pay up front for this testing?
This process is decided upon your providers registration. The option to providers are, have the patient self pay or have the patient pay the referring physician while Clinical Solutions will bill the physicians credit card that will be on file.

Does insurance cover the patient’s testing?
The Bio-Wellness exam is not currently covered by insurance companies.

What is the follow up time for re-testing?
Once a patient has gone through the full Bio-Wellness exam, re-testing will be up to the referring physician. Clinical Solutions of Chicago recommends re-testing any specific panels within a 2 to 6 month period when following the recommended protocol in order to track progress. 

How much do tests cost?
For pricing information please contact your ordering healthcare provider.

Why the Bio-Wellness Exam?
This test examines the function of organ systems through the testing of USB (Urine, Saliva, Blood). This test gives a physician a snapshot at how well the body is functioning or is malfunctioning (not functioning). The Bio-Wellness exam is a new approach at analyzing the human body. The Bio-Wellness exam analyzes the human body at the cellular level. Its value is in that it can be used as a stand alone exam to assess one’s health or it can be utilized in conjunction with other traditional exams used today. The Bio-Wellness exam can be utilized by itself as a yearly check up to assess the body’s organ systems and their function. By analyzing dysfunctions and uncovering patterns as to why they are there a person can correct potential inflammatory conditions before they root and become degenerative disease. The holistic approach is always talking about finding the root cause. Wouldn’t you want to use a test that will find root cause to your patient’s ailments? Find the root causes and potential inflammation will disappear before degeneration can ever get started.

The Bio-Wellness exam can also be utilized with other exams such as a CBC, ChemScreen, Thyroid panel, hair analysis, allergy testing, ultrasound, catscan, MRI etc. Using the traditional approach a physician can diagnose degenerative disease and conditions already set in. The Bio-Wellness exams can be utilized to uncover dysfunctions that will assist the medical approach through holistic supplementation. This way a chronic unhealthy patient has the best of both worlds. They receive the medical attention necessary to control a degenerative disease while they implement a holistic protocol to assist the body in a faster recovery. Utilizing this new approach in conjunction to the traditional one the Bio-Wellness exam becomes a powerful test that can answer some of the “why’s” where traditional tests maybe can’t.

Who needs a Bio-Wellness Exam?
Our test is tailored for both male and female patient’s age 6 years old and older. It should be utilized by anyone who has health concerns whether chronic or acute. Our test can help both long standing health conditions and new sudden unexpected onset of symptoms. Finally, this test can be utilized by non-symptomatic “healthy” individuals as a yearly physical exam. Utilized this way the test can provide anti-aging results.  

When does one need to be tested?
A Bio-Wellness Exam could be performed on anyone who has a health ailment that is not going away or can be utilized as a yearly check-up for those who are looking to achieve preventative maintenance.