FAQs for medics

Yes, please feel free to contact us by phone (Tel.: +49 4845 / 791640) or via our contact form.

We have provided a short movie explaining how to use it at the following link:

https://www.igl-labor.de/en/service/online-services/iec-selection-tool

If you have any further questions, we will be happy to explain how to use the iEC selection tool over the phone. To do so, please call us (Tel.: +49 4845 / 791640) if you are sitting at a computer and have opened the home page www.igl-labor.de.

We would be happy to clarify your question. Please contact by email at info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

This is a difficult question. It always depends on which examination has already been selected. We would be happy to clarify your question. Please contact us by email at info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

Here we recommend our NAD examination.

The prices for all our examinations as well as information concerning the diagnosis fee, the costs for the diagnostic kit and possible credit card fees can be found on our current order form. You can download it here.

No, this is not required for our blood analyses.

Only relevant for Serum gel tubes: If you are using tubes with gel. Fill the tubes completely with blood. Then place the tube upright and allow the blood to clot for 30-60 min. Centrifuge the blood for 15-20 min at 3,000 x g.

The type of sample tubes required is noted on our order form after each examination. A distinction is made between EDTA, serum and PAXgene®. Please contact us regarding the required amount of blood. Please contact us by email at info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

For iEC examinations, at least two completely filled EDTA tubes with a volume of 2.7 ml each are required. Even with more than one iEC examination per patient, a total of two EDTA tubes is sufficient.

We do not ship EDTA or serum tubes. For ATP and Cell-free DNA analysis only, we ship our Epigenetic Diagnostic Kit with special PAXgene® tubes. For all other analyses please use EDTA or serum tubes according to the instructions on our order form. The cost of an Epigenetic Diagnostic Kit is €28 and will be invoiced with the incoming order.

Our Epigenetic Diagnostic Kit contains PAXgene® tubes for the analysis of the ATP profile and Cell-free DNA. If you would like to order these tests, please contact us in advance during our office hours by phone at Tel: +49 4845 / 791640, by email at info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

In high percentage isopropanol - with a concentration of at least 99,5%.

Please obtain these shipping tubes yourself, e.g. from your pharmacy or your contact person for laboratory supplies.

We will provide only physicians in Germany and Austria with shipping bags for sending in the samples. Please contact us in advance during our office hours by phone: 04845 / 791640, by e-mail to info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

No. There is no collection of blood samples by the IGL Laboratory. The samples are sent by the physician or patient by courier.

Samples are accepted, but receipt is not acknowledged on that day.

We send the invoice by mail directly to the patient. For submissions that do not reach us from Germany, the physician receives the invoice and it is debited from his practice credit card.

The following applies as orientation:

  • Practice from Germany / Patient from Germany -> The patient receives an invoice.
  • Practice from Germany / Patient not from Germany -> The patient's credit card is used for billing.
  • Practice not from Germany / Patient not from Germany -> The patient is billed via the practice's credit card.

No, we do not grant discounts, neither for physicians nor for patients.

FAQs for patients

Please make an appointment with your physician. Fill out our order form together with him/her. The selected test will indicate which blood tubes we need.
After the blood collection, send the blood samples together with the order form to us by courier service to the following address:

IGL Labor GmbH
Dorfstraße 15 
25872 Wittbek
Germany

You can send in the lab order via your family doctor or any other doctor you trust, or you can find a physician in your area.

The blood sample must only be taken and the order form filled out by a physician. Of course, you as a patient can then send the sample directly to us by courier. Please be sure to enclose the order form, which has been completed in full with your physician, with your shipment.

We welcome patients and practices from all over the world. As an orientation the following applies:

  • Practice from Germany / Patient from Germany -> The patient will receive an invoice.
  • Practice from Germany / Patient not from Germany -> The patient's credit card is used for billing.
  • Practice not from Germany / Patient not from Germany -> The patient is billed via the practice's credit card.

Please contact us in advance during our office hours by phone: +49 4845 / 791640, by e-mail to info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

Please fill out the order form carefully together with your attending physician.

The prices for all our examinations as well as information concerning the diagnosis fee, costs of the diagnostic kit and possible credit card fees can be found on our current order sheet.

Which blood samples are required for your test is indicated on our order form after the respective test (EDTA, serum or PAXgene® tubes).

No, this is not required for our tests. The blood can be taken at any time of the day.

As we can only examine the blood samples up to a maximum of 10 days after blood collection, please choose a reliable shipping service provider who can guarantee prompt delivery. E. g. in Germany we recommend sending them by Deutsche Post in a sturdy envelope as a „Maxibrief“ for € 2.75 (as of postage costs 01.02.2022).
If you have any questions about shipping methods, customs clearance and required documents, please contact us during our office hours by phone: +49 4845 / 791640, by e-mail to info@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.

As a rule, your physician will receive the laboratory results by e-mail about one week after your blood sample has arrived at our laboratory.

Please contact your attending physician directly to discuss your findings. Only he or she is allowed to provide you with information.

Please talk directly to the physician treating you. Only he or she is allowed to give you information on this.

The assumption of costs depends on the respective conditions of your health insurance and can therefore not be guaranteed. Concerning this topic please contact your therapist or health insurance company.

Yes, we send you a copy of the invoice upon request. To do so, please contact us by e-mail to rechnung@igl-labor.de or via our contact form.