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So I'm on warfarin, and my cardiologist has me go in and have blood drawn once a month for testing. No problem moving around here in the states, but I'm planning a trip to Atlantic Canada that may go several months. I'm wondering if a lab up there will accept a test order from an American doctor? Anyone here dealt with that? Thanks.

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A better way would be check with your insurance company, or medicare to ask who to go to for the lab work. They will have a list of labs that they can work with. Several years ago, I had some blood work done in Idaho, and it took maybe 9 months to get the bill paid. Any lab can do the test, but the money trail is where the problems are.

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Actually, I'm not worried about the insurance. The question was, will a Canadian lab accept an American prescription for lab work. I contacted a Canadian lab chain and got the following response:

 

Good morning Mr. Perz, We do not accept foreign prescription. In order to have the test done here,you have to have a prescription signed by a physician in Canada.

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