The following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions we typically receive from physicians, patients and the general public who are interested in the tests we offer. If you have a question that is not addressed here, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to send it to us via the "Contact Us" box on the home page.
What is T Lab Inc?
T Lab Inc (TLab) is a CLIA-approved high-complexity lab providing clinical tests to physicians and qualified, licensed health practitioners.
What is the BNR test, and what is it for?
The BNR test is a lab-developed test that examines whole blood specimens under high-resolution microscopy to identify the presence of biofilm (B), neutrophil lysis/degranulation (N), and red blood cell inclusions (R).
This may help the clinician develop a better differential diagnosis and direct additional diagnostic testing.
This is NOT a standard blood smear review and it is NOT developed to detect infections.
How do I order a BNR test?
Please speak with your practitioners, and inform them of TLab's test. If you are interested in having TLab tests, practitioners must set up a TLab account by filling out the Contact form on this website. TLab will follow-up with them by providing specimen collection kits and giving them secure access to our requisition forms reports portal. At a practitioner’s request, we can ship specimen collection kits directly to patients (in most states) when tests are ordered.
Where do I go for a BNR test?
That depends on your practitioner. Many practitioners will draw your blood or perform a skin biopsy in their offices. Others will send their patients to commercial laboratories or other practitioners for these services. TLab provides all of the necessary forms and instructions to your practitioner for specimen collection and shipping. If requested, TLab will provide the kits directly to patients to take with themselves to commercial labs or other providers to obtain specimens. Specimens can only be collected and shipped on Monday through Thursday.
How are tests shipped?
Using the special kits provided by TLab, specimens must be shipped to TLab via FedEx on the same day as collected, and only on Monday through Thursday if within the United States. All forms must be included in the kit with the specimens when they are shipped.
Is the BNR test available to international patients?
When requested by your physician TLab will send you all the necessary specimen kits and forms for obtaining you specimens and shipping them to us. We will need from you your kit shipping information in the following format split between different fields: Street Number: Street Name: City: State/Province: Postal Code: Country: Phone Number
Due to the increased cost of international shipments, we must bill you for the shipping costs. The shipping cost will be added to the cost of the test(s) ordered and charged using the credit card provided on the TLab payment form.
Note: Specimens from outside the United States can ONLY be shipped on a Monday.
How long does it take to get results?
Turnaround time for the BNR test results is 2 to 4 weeks.
Who can I talk to about my results?
TLab provides test results directly to the ordering physician/practitioner. Patients must consult with their provider to discuss the findings and meaning (for their care) of the BNR test results and also to discuss the implications the results may have for their treatment or further testing.
Do you have a question?
Please let us know if you have any questions about our services that you think would be good additions to these Frequently Asked Questions. We look forward to hearing from you!