Path to an IBS Diagnosis
the Diagnostic Blood Test for IBS
Order Sample Collection Kits
Sample collection kits contain phlebotomy materials and pre-paid return shipping. Order below.
Collect and Ship Blood Sample
Collect a blood sample at your office, or direct your patient to an independent phlebotomy lab. Ship the sample to our CLIA-certified lab for testing.
Easy-to-interpret results are available seven days after receiving the sample. For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare providers can register for an account and log into the Gemelli Biotech Portal to easily ship trio-smart sample collection kits to their office or directly to their patients. The Gemelli Biotech Portal also allows providers to receive test results quickly and efficiently.
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ibs-smart Blood Test Results Interpretation
Dr. Mark Pimentel
Executive Director of the MAST program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California.
Positive for IBS: Next Steps
Food poisoning is confirmed as the root cause.
A diagnosis available in a few days allows you to progress to treatment quickly.
Counseling the patient for food poisoning prevention is important because antibodies can elevate further.
Non-Indicative of Post-Infectious IBS
The patient may have an illness other than IBS.
The patient could still have IBS, but it may not be post-infectious in nature.
This is a patient best suited for additional testing to help determine another cause for symptoms.
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Still Have Questions?
What is the cost and coverage?
The maximum patient responsibility for ibs-smart is $220. A claim is filed on the patient’s behalf. Patients with private insurance plans are responsible for the balance not covered by insurance. Medicare and Medicaid patients will not be billed any balance. PLA code 0164U is billed for ibs-smart.
Is this test covered by Medicare/Medicaid?
The test is covered in part by Medicare and Medicaid, and we do not balance bill Medicare or Medicaid patients.
Can I dropship a kit to my patients?
Yes, you can. Simply make that selection when ordering.
I don't offer blood draw services. Where can my patient go?
Patients can visit https://www.ibssmart.com/blooddraw to find an independent blood draw lab near to them.
How soon will I get test results?
Results are typically ready 7 days after receipt of the blood sample.
Where is the test conducted?
The test is run at our CLIA-certified partner lab, PacificDx, in Irvine, CA.