Prior to the initial pellet insertion we will need to review your lab work, which will include your hormone levels. For those of you that have your labs covered by your health insurance company, we will provide you with a lab requisition form, which indicates the specific labs that are needed. For those of you that are paying for your own labs out of pocket (or have a high deductable or co-pay) we will provide you with a cash-pay option that we have arranged with our local lab partner, “HealthOne Labs”. Using this online method of registering for the labs, the cost is much cheaper than the price that your insurance pays for the same labs. The reduced cost is $99 and there are many lab locations to choose from throughout the Salt Lake City valley.
If you know ahead of time that you would like to try our bioidentical hormones, then you can simply go to the appropriate link below (for men or women) and get your labs done before your first appointment. If your insurance will cover your labs, then you can call us and we will fax or email you the appropriate lab requisition form. That way you may be able to have your pellets inserted on your first visit to see the doctor at Utah Stem Cells.
If you prefer to consult with the doctor before getting your labs done, that is perfectly fine, as well. We would be happy to schedule an appointment with you to go over your medical history, discuss your symptoms, further explain how the bioidentical hormone therapy may be beneficial to you, and answer any of your questions. Please understand that you would then need to schedule another appointment to have the pellets inserted after you obtain the necessary lab work.
* Additionally for males, we recommend that you have a recent prostate exam performed by your primary care doctor before we insert your hormone pellets. Not all men will choose to have this done and it is not a requirement, however, it is our recommendation. The testosterone hormone replacement therapy will not increase your chances of developing prostate cancer, but the prostate exam is recommended to make sure that you do not already have an undiagnosed prostate cancer.