How To Order Lab Tests

Special Notes

  1. To order Blood Work and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) for an RCP Consult, we have compiled the following list of laboratories. If your region is not listed below, it is because we have not found a lab in your area. Please seek out a lab that can fulfill the test requirements above. (And when you find one, please contact Customer Service so that we can add that information to this list.)
  2. We understand that ordering these tests may at times be a little confusing and even a bit frustrating… Each lab in each region has different prices, different procedures, different rules, etc. But hang in there — these labs will be incredibly useful for you to understand your baseline, and to track improvement over time.


You can order your blood tests via your physician – this is the list you need to request:

  • “Iron studies” – different locations may have a different name for this and different inclusions… ultimately we need…
    • Serum Iron
    • Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) and/or Saturation
    • Transferrin
    • Ferritin
  • Plasma Zinc
  • Red Blood Cell Magnesium (RBC)
  • Serum Copper
  • Serum Ceruloplasmin
  • Haemaglobin
  • If possible, Retinol or Vitamin A and Vitamin D (Storage form – 25-OH)


Many people are able to work with their healthcare professional to order some (or all) of these tests, and have some (or all) of the costs covered by their health insurance. Some are not… Your mileage will vary based on what State you are in, your health insurance, and your healthcare practioner.

  • Blood
    • Request A Test – This option is a bit more expensive that Ulta Labs, but it is available in a wider range of States, and also includes Vitamin A & D.
    • Ulta Labs – This option is less expensive than Request A Test, but it is not available in all States.
  • HTMA


Unfortunately, many Canadians report challenges with requesting tests from their physicians. And depending on where you live, you are more restricted with what you can request yourself. Options to investigate via your health care provider (or possibly DIY) could include:

Australia (Queensland only)

Australia (All others)

New Zealand

United Kingdom

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    • Country Pathology – Contact the lab and request the following test codes:
      1. Iron (Serum)
      2. Iron Binding Capacity (Serum)
      3. Ferritin (Serum)
      4. Transferrin
      5. Haemoglobin
      6. Caeruloplasmin
      7. Copper (Serum)
      8. Magnesium (Red Cell)
      9. Zinc (Serum)
      10. Vitamin A (Retinol)
      11. Vitamin D (25-OH),
  • HTMA


Understanding What These Tests Mean...

Once you have ordered your lab work and received your test results, please read What Are The “Ideal” Lab Test Results?