Apollo Health Group works well with nearly all insurance carriers who provide Medicare, Med Advantage, and Medicaid insurance policies in the lower 49 states, as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial policies in Illinois and Texas. We work best with in-network HMO and PPO plans through Medicare, Med Advantage, Medicaid, and select commercial insurances. We also provide coverage for out-of-network PPO plans through Medicare, Med Advantage, Medicaid, and select commercial insurances. Through our partnered billing company, we will thoroughly review your patient's specific insurance plan to determine in-network or out-of-network status and confirm whether they will cover testing services through our company.
Apollo Genetics uses state-of-the-art technology to generate our genetic testing results. Our lab utilizes the Thermo Fisher QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System to reach 12,000 data points in 20 minutes or less and a high throughput rate of up to 4 OpenArray plates simultaneously with completion time of approximately 4 hours to generate fast and accurate results for patients and healthcare providers. Along with the OpenArray plates, this system can run on four other interchangeable blocks, and includes a Laboratory Information Management System(LIMS) to ensure a high level of compliance. Along with the QuantStudio, our laboratory equipment also includes the Hamilton Genomic STARlet which possesses the capability of processing a variety of sample types including plants, bacterial cells, blood and plasma, tissue, and eukaryotic cells with processing of speed of up to 96 samples in 144 minutes or less, allowing for numerous runs each day. In addition to the QuantStudio and the Genomic STARlet, our lab also uses the BP Genomics PureMAGiX machine for the DNA extraction of each saliva sample and runs an automated purification process to remove proteins, nucleases, or any other contaminants from the DNA.