Saving You Money
As a subscriber to our expansive Health Network, the Pastoral Medical Association has made special arrangements to provide you access through your PMA practitioner to a wide variety of laboratory tests at deeply discounted prices, right in your own hometown. These are the same tests ordered by licensed physicians and other secular healthcare providers.
One of the best ways to prevent disease is to make sure you and your family members have comprehensive laboratory profiles completed annually. Getting tested puts your health in your hands.
Prevention and early detection of problems are a vital part of your health maintenance program! Importantly, a simple blood test could help save your life.
Comprehensive laboratory testing is also a valuable tool in determining the root cause of symptoms of chronic illness and regaining your health.
What Testing Involves
When you have your blood tested, medical laboratory scientists and trained technicians perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological tests, requiring significant analytical and independent judgment. They then analyze your test results and report them in writing. In recent years, there has been a marked growth in genetic and genomic testing that identifies the unique genetic profile of individuals and their chronic health conditions.
Today, more than 7 billion clinical lab tests are performed in the U.S. each year, providing valuable data for a relatively small cost.
How Test Results Are Used
Conventional medical physicians use a variety of laboratory tests, as well as genetic profiles, to confirm their diagnosis of disease and make treatment decisions, including what pharmaceutical drugs they may choose to prescribe to their patients.
In contrast, because Pastoral Science & Medicine is not concerned with diagnosing or treating or curing specific illness or disease, your PMA provider will review your test results with you to identify areas in which your body may have nutritional deficiencies and/or not be functioning at optimal level.
The goal is to discover what is causing you to feel poorly, and to restore balance through completely natural means to promote the ability of your body to resist disease and to repair and heal on its own.
How to Order Tests
You can now order tests yourself directly or your PMA practitioner will assist you in selecting the right tests and evaluating test results from the perspective of correcting imbalances and/or improving function. Of course, to assure you get the most benefit from your test results, we recommend that you always seek professional consultation.
IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2-3
- Order by Phone or Online. Click here to view online the test(s) you are interested in and then call 800-908-0000 to place your order directly by phone. BE SURE to give the customer service representative this special PMA code: R-PMAI. Or you can simply register online and use the Direct Labs shopping cart, again using the special PMA code when paying for your order.
- Go to a Local Lab. Visit a local Quest Diagnostics lab convenient to your home or work to provide blood or other needed samples for testing. Click here to find a local clinic.
- Receive Your Test Results. Your test results will be sent to you by email, usually within 24-48 hours.
It’s really that simple and easy, plus you’ll save substantially on whatever tests you buy!