Forget the copay, think of the lab interpretation rate you can now bill your patients for. When trying to find a medication or therapy that will provide the best results on a patient, it would probably help to do a lab test regarding certain drugs or therapies on a non-fasting patient who has already taken his or her regimen of medications and/or vitamins to see if a dosage or medication raises or lowers cholesterol, potassium ect. Or, if the medication or dosage therapy proves to be too toxic in dangerous levels in that by taking the medication or therapy the disease continues to spread and causes other problems.
By using the circulating tumor cell test, which is a test used to obtain the amount of circulating tumor cells in a patients blood; medication therapies can be tested with a patients blood by using this test. Many patients when diagnosed with illness have many doctors to see and other tests to undergo. When finally deciding what treatment route to use, by having one's blood already tested for possible interactions with medications that are currently being taken or other factors that can cause complications with people having to now that additional medications/therapies for onset of illness- a treatment plan can already be determined when using the circulating tumor cell test with medication screen(because the test will not only screen for cancer cells it will screen for medication reaction and effectiveness against the cancer cells).
The circulating tumor cell test with medication screen, is a way of developing a more precise treatment plan for patients with less agony involved. Such a test, when knowing what medication or therapy works with a particular patient's body chemistry, after being used to test for the reduction rate of cancer cell growth ect., can enable physicians to provide remission therapies based on each patient.