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Post by Hensley Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:13 am

We found this lab behind the Pemex Gas station off the Libramiento next to the old Integrity Clinic.

It is called DILABIM #20 interior

766-2384 They open a few minutes after 8am I am not sure if they are open on Saturday or Sunday. I did not bruise at all.

Just to compare prices, since I needed to get some special tests done, and I also decided to get a couple of the cheaper tests repeated to compare and they were almost identical:

ISA LAB                                             DILABIM  

$7,000p                                              $2,000p

$710p                                                   $380p

Quite the difference.
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Post by Carry Bean Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:55 am

Good info, Hensley. That's quite a difference in cost.

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Post by DaveP Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:41 am

The lab has been there for about 18 months. I used it last year for a Doctor who was at the old Integrity clinic. Very reasonable prices and prompt results
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Post by Trailrunner Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:02 am

But are they accurate? No way of knowing, right? Right. Some time ago, I remember one of the labs (perhaps the one that used to be on Colon?) was busted for never sending their specimens to Guad, just printing whatever they wanted, and keeping the money.

Chopra gets good recommendations from my doc friends, never heard anything bad about ISA except for their prices (hey, it's Ajijic, what do you expect?), and I use the lab in Chapala across from 'Tom's Bazaar' or whatever it's called now. They are inexpensive, prompt same day results, and I once compared their results with one that used to be in SAT and the results were equal.

YMMV
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Post by David Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:35 am

They are very good. Recommended by Drs. at Quality Care, Integrity and others.

Chopra is a Doc on CNN. CHOPO is a big corporate lab that has delivered inconsistent results to me. So, I switched to C.A.R.E for awhile before learning of DLabim over a year ago.
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Post by Trailrunner Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks for your input, David.

I don't watch CNN so I didn't get it there. CHOPO it is. I hear good about CARE as well. If docs at QC and Integrity really recommend the DLabim, that's good enough for me.

What were your inconsistent results with CHOPO? Please give me specifics, David, so I can share with the 2 docs that I know routinely recommend this lab. Either PM or not, specifics and proof please. I know neither of them would want to recommend a bad lab.
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Post by David Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Blood Glucose, Hemoglobin A1C, and Hemoglobin. Went to two specialists in Guad, an Endocrinologist and Hematologist who reran the tests, got different results, and said "I've had trouble with that lab before."
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Post by Trailrunner Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:53 pm

Ok, I'll tell them your experience.
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Post by Hensley Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:15 pm

Trailrunner wrote:But are they accurate? No way of knowing, right? Right. Some time ago, I remember one of the labs (perhaps the one that used to be on Colon?) was busted for never sending their specimens to Guad, just printing whatever they wanted, and keeping the money.

Chopra gets good recommendations from my doc friends, never heard anything bad about ISA except for their prices (hey, it's Ajijic, what do you expect?), and I use the lab in Chapala across from 'Tom's Bazaar' or whatever it's called now. They are inexpensive, prompt same day results, and I once compared their results with one that used to be in SAT and the results were equal.

YMMV
Trailrunner, if you would have read my post I said I had 2 tests repeated and they were almost the same, I say almost because it was a week apart.
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Post by slainte39 Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:45 pm

David wrote:

Chopra is a Doc on CNN.  

I think the Dr. on CNN is Dr. Sanjay Gupta, also of Indian descent.

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Post by Carry Bean Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:57 pm

Or Deepak Chopra.

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Post by Ezzie Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:19 am

C.A.R.E. is now part of CHOPA. I was at their lab in Providencia on Friday.

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Post by Trailrunner Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:49 am

Deepak Chopra is doc on CNN now too? hahaha

I've never heard anything bad about CHOPA labs before. they are a big company. I like TOLSA too. ymmv
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Post by Carry Bean Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:33 am

Well, he's into some kind of alternative medicine.

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Post by Hensley Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:46 am

We have been very happy with Chopa but when a lab equally the same is much cheaper I thought people might be interested.
I had just spent $7000+ on an MRI so was really shocked when I needed to spend another $7000 for blood tests, so was very happy to find this place.
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Post by shana Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:10 am

Dilabum is not always accurate.
I had a full panel of blood tests done at Dilabum two weeks ago.  When the results came the next morning one was way out of whack and showed as abnormal.  It had never registered abnormal before. It is something that does not change rapidly
I pulled the results of the last panel done 4 months before and a few prior to that all done at Chopo and compared them to the one done at Dilabum.  The only one that was different was the one done at Dilabum the day before.
I went to Chopo and had the test done again.  Dilabum was still very different and Chopo the same as always right in the middle and far from abnormal.
It was a lab error.
I will not use them again.

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Post by David Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:10 pm

That's my attitude about Chopo. Their errors required me to see 2 specialists and have tests redone twice! Sorry, to each his own. I liked C.A.R.E. until Chopo bought them. Both too expensive.
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