By integrating with our API, you will have access to the following testing modalities:
- At-home test kit.
- At-home phlebotomy visit.
- Walk-in test visit.
At-home test kits
This involves sending a kit to a patient’s home. They will then be able to collect their sample specimen and send it back to our lab networks via mail.
At home testing kits are comprised of a number of components such as:
- Mailer Box
- Blade Lancets
- ADX Card
- Blood collection card
- Saliva Tubes
- Collection Supplies
- Instruction Booklet
Additional components can be included in the test kit box. To fully customize the kit, just contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
At-home phlebotomy requires a phlebotomist to visit a patient’s home and carrying out the phlebotomy draw. The sample is then delivered to the lab by the phlebotomist.
The flow for at-home phlebotomy orders is as follows:
- Place an order via the API.
- The order is processed in the background. For at-home phlebotomy, this means generating the requisition form for the lab test.
- Once the requisition form is ready, a webhook update and an email to the patient are sent. The email will them know that they can now book an appointment.
- The patient goes through Vital’s appointment booking dashboard, where they can select a location and time from the available slots.
- Once the appointment takes place and the sample is drawn, it will be taken to the lab.
- Once the lab analyzes the results, the order is complete and the results can be fetched.
In-lab draws involve the patient going to a lab location, either Quest or Labcorp, to carry out the test. To carry out this test you need a requisition form. Vital’s API can generate this for you, if the patient meets certain conditions. Results are then retrieved via Vital’s API.
The flow of an walk-in test is very similar to the at-home phlebotomy one. The only difference is that the patient does not book an appointment beforehand, but goes directly to the lab instead.
A patient might book an appointment with Labcorp or Quest for walk-in phlebotomy tests, instead of directly going to the lab. We don’t support tracking such appointments through our API yet. But we might add this capability in the future!