Please note any Protected Health Information collected on the Website will be used and disclosed only in accordance with BAS Premier Laboratory's Notice of Privacy Practices as further set forth below.
Changes to Our Policy
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) & Applicable State Law
BAS Premier Laboratory's use and disclosure of certain of your information may be subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, and its implementing regulations (“HIPAA“) and applicable state law. Any information that you submit to us that constitutes “Protected Health Information,” as defined by HIPAA, is subject to HIPAA and applicable state law. The term “Protected Health Information” or “PHI” refers to individually identifiable health information about your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, the provision of health care to you or the past, present or future payment for such care. If any information collected on this Website constitutes PHI, then our Notice of Privacy Practices will apply.
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
You may generally use this Website without disclosing personally identifiable information. However, use of certain features and functions of the Website may require you to submit personally identifiable information to us.
In your use of the Website, we may collect any information that you voluntarily share with us. This information may also be collected by a third party vendor, supplier or contractor on our behalf.
We may use third party service providers to assist us in collecting and maintaining this personally identifiable information. However, we require such service providers to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
How We Use Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
We will use personally identifiable information for: (i) the purpose for which you provide it; (ii) as otherwise may be disclosed at the point of collection; and/or (iii) for the purposes described below. For example, we may use your contact information as provided to us, such as email address, telephone number, and/or mailing address, to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications related to your use of the Website or otherwise as you may request, such as for an employment application. As another example, we may use your financial and insurance information to process payments you request. We will not send you promotions or announcements unless you give us permission to do so.
In addition, we may use your personal information in the aggregate in a non-identifiable way in order to better understand the services being provided, how to improve these services and how to improve the Website. We may provide this aggregated information to third parties, but when we do so we do not provide any of your information without your express permission.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
When you visit our Website, we (or a third party vendor or contractor on our behalf) may passively collect non-personally identifiable information about you.
Your IP address may be collected. Your “IP address” is usually associated with the network location and physical location from which you enter the Internet. We log IP addresses for systems administration purposes. This information helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited and we also use this information to personalize the content that is displayed to you on the Website based on your previous visits and the ads that you access. We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that if you disable this function, it may impact your use and enjoyment of the Website.
Web Beacons and Pixel Tags
The term “web beacons” and “pixel tags” refer to Internet tools, such as transparent images on the Website or in emails that we may send to you that help us to determine whether a page has been viewed or an email opened. For example, when you ask us to send you information on a promotion or newsletter, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the emails that we sent you were actually opened. A pixel tag is a type of web beacon embedded in an image on the website. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can contain a pixel tag or other web beacon. We may also use these Internet technology tools allow us to track the internet browser most commonly used to access our site and the pages that are most popular, which statistics assist us in making our Website more user-friendly and accessible. Our Website may also have pixel tags from our vendors to help track your visit and set various cookies to manage ad content that may be delivered to you on the Website.
Statistical Identifiers and Device Recognition
We (or our vendors on our behalf) may employ statistical identifiers, also known as device recognition tools. These tools may be used to assist in managing the content and advertising on our Website by informing us (without using cookies) of the content that you use and view on the Website. These tools collect various information about your device, such as your screen resolution, browser type, and operating system. Many devices have unique, or near unique, device profiles such that collecting this information allows us and our vendors to determine with a reasonable level of statistical accuracy information on your engagement with our Website and advertisements on our Website, as well as your device when you interact with our Website. We do not tie this statistical information to your personal information.
We may also ask that you participate in anonymous surveys, which allow us to collect additional data to help us improve our site. Participation in such surveys is voluntary and is not connected to any of your personal information.
We collect analytics internally from our Website content management system to track your IP address and the various pages of our Website that you visit and the information about your visit.
We will use this data to improve our website structure and content and we also use analytics data to provide you personalized content.
How We Use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
In addition to those uses set forth above, we use non-personally identifiable information in the aggregate to determine how much traffic the Website receives, to statistically analyze Website usage, to improve our content, and to customize the Website’s content, layout and services. In addition, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to manage the Website and to enhance the Website based on the usage pattern data we receive.
How We Disclose the Information We Collect
We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.
Access to Your Personally Identifiable Information
Upon written request and verification of your identity, we will provide you with your personal information in our possession as well as the personal information, if any, that we have disclosed to third parties. Requests for such information should be sent to the contact information below.
You may also update, correct, or delete your personal information in our possession by contacting us using the contact information below.
Handling of Electronic Records & Backup
In general, we will retain all information collected through the Website for, at a minimum, the length of time permitted by law. However, we will delete any personally identifiable information in our database upon your request or as otherwise required by law. We may retain non-personally identifiable information indefinitely.
We maintain backup files as a protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. Backup files protect you and us because they lower the risk of losing valuable data. Backup files may contain records with your personal information. Removing a record from our active files and databases does not remove that record from any backup systems. Such backup data will eventually be passively deleted as backup records are erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same security protections as our other records.
Communications between your browser and portions of the Website containing personally identifiable information are protected with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. This encryption is to help protect your information while it is being transmitted. Once we receive your information we strive to maintain the physical and electronic security of your personal information using commercially reasonable efforts.
NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET OR ANY WIRELESS NETWORK CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE PERFECTLY SECURED. AS A RESULT, WHILE WE STRIVE TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION USING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE AND INDUSTRY STANDARD ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY, WE CANNOT ENSURE OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
In the Event of a Security Breach of Your Personal Information
If we determine that your personal information has or may reasonably have been disclosed due to a security breach of our systems, we will notify you in accordance with and to the extent required by applicable state and federal law using the information that we have on file.
Third Party Privacy
Children Under the Age of 13
No part of the Website, or any services made available through the Website, are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. No personal information is knowingly collected from any person under the age of 13.
22751 Professional Dr, suite 100
Houston, TX 77339
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Our principal goal at BAS Premier Laboratory is to offer high quality healthcare services that meet your needs. In order to perform these services, we collect, create, use and disclose information about you. We are dedicated to keeping your health information private, in accordance with federal and state law. As required by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA“), we provide you with this notice of our legal duties with respect to health information. We are required to follow the terms of this notice currently or any revision to it that is in effect. We reserve the right to make changes to this notice as allowed by law. Changes to our privacy practices will apply to all health information we maintain.
If we change this notice, you can access the revised notice using one of these options:
At any of our physical locations; or
From our website http://https://www.basplab.com/legal-disclosures
How We May Use and Disclose Your Health Information
We may use your health information and disclose it to appropriate persons, authorities and agencies, as allowed by federal and state law. We may do this without your written permission for the following purposes:
Treatment. We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Billing for Services. We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
Health Care Operations. We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Other Ways We May Disclose Your Health Information
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.
Help with public health and safety issues. We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
Helping with product recalls
Reporting adverse reactions to medications
Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety
Health Care Oversight. We may disclose your health information to authorities and agencies for oversight activities allowed by law, including audits, investigations, inspections, licensing, disciplinary actions, or legal proceedings. These activities are necessary for oversight of the health care system, government programs and civil rights laws.
Response to Legal Proceedings. We may disclose your health information in the course of certain legal proceedings. For example, we may disclose your information in response to a court order.
Death. We may disclose your health information to coroners, medical examiners (for example, to find out the cause of death) and funeral directors so they can carry out their duties.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests. We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Research. We can use or share your information for health research.
Workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests. We can use or share health information about you:
For workers’ compensation claims
For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Disclosures Requiring Your Permission
Other uses and disclosures not described in the previous sections of this notice may be made only with your permission. Specifically, we would be required to obtain your permission for the following types of uses and disclosures:
Marketing. We would obtain your permission before using or disclosing your health information for marketing purposes, except if the communication is made face-to-face with you or involves providing you with a promotional gift of nominal value.
Sale of Information. We would obtain your permission before making any disclosure that constitutes a sale of health information.
Psychotherapy Notes. For our entities that provide behavioral health services and maintain psychotherapy notes as defined by the HIPAA privacy rules, we would obtain your permission for most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes. Psychotherapy notes are very specific types of notes recorded by a mental health professional documenting or analyzing the contents of conversation during counseling sessions and kept separate from the rest of the medical record.
Withdrawing Your Permission
In circumstances that require your permission, you may withdraw such permission at any time by notifying us in writing. If you withdraw your permission, we will no longer use or disclose your health information for the purposes specified in the authorization, except if we have already taken action based upon your permission.
Your Health Information Rights
As a patient or customer who receives health care services from BAS Premier Laboratory, you have the right to:
Read and copy your health information. With a few exceptions, you have the right to read and obtain a copy of your health information. We may charge you a reasonable fee if you want a copy of your health information. If we deny your request to review or obtain a copy, you may submit a written request for a review of that decision. If you request an electronic copy and the health information you are requesting is maintained electronically, we would provide the copy electronically in the form you request if it is readily producible, or if not, in an agreed upon readable electronic form. You have a right to request, in writing, that we transmit a copy of your health information directly to another individual. To obtain your health information or to obtain your billing information, contact BAS Premier Laboratory directly at the contact information below.
Request to correct your health information. If you believe there is an error in your health information or something has been left out, you may ask us to correct the information. You must make the request in writing and give the reason why your health information should be changed. If we did not create the information you believe is incorrect, or if we disagree with you and believe your health information is correct, we will deny your request. You may appeal to us in writing if we deny your request. To request a correction to your health information, contact BAS Premier Laboratory directly at the contact information below.
Request to restrict certain uses and disclosures of your information. You have the right to request in writing that we restrict how your health information is used or disclosed. For most requests, under the law, we are not required to agree to your request. In some cases, we may not be able to agree to your request because we do not have a way to tell everyone who would need to know about the restriction. There are other instances in which we are not required to agree with your request. We will inform you when we cannot find a way to carry out your request. You have the right to request restrictions to the disclosure of your health information to a health plan when the disclosure is for the purpose of carrying out payment or health care operations and is not otherwise required by law. We will agree to these requests if the information to be restricted pertains solely to a health care item or service for which you or another person on your behalf (other than a health plan) has paid out of pocket in full. You may request a restriction by contacting BAS Premier Laboratory directly.
Receive information at a different place or by different means. You have the right to ask that we send information to you in different ways or at different places. For example, you may wish to receive a test result at an address other than your home address. We will grant reasonable requests.
Receive notification of a breach. We take the privacy and security of your health information seriously and have policies and safeguards in place to protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Following any breach of unsecured health information, we will notify any affected individuals as required by law.
Obtain a paper copy of this notice. Upon your request, you may at any time receive a paper copy of this notice. This notice is available at the registration desks and customer service counters of all our facilities.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated:
You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting BAS Premier Laboratory directly at the contact information below.
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Contact for information, questions or concerns
If you have questions or concerns about your privacy rights, BAS Premier Laboratory's privacy-related policies or the information contained in this notice, please contact us at
This notice is effective on and after September 1, 2013, unless and until it is revised by BAS Premier Laboratory.
BAS Premier Laboratory
22751 Professional Dr, suite 100
Houston, TX 77339
Terms and Conditions
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Changes to These Terms and Conditions
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No Medical Advice
The information contained in this Website is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on health and wellness topics and providing general information regarding BAS Premier Laboratory and services provided by BAS Premier Laboratory. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE FOR HEALTH OR MEDICAL INFORMATION.
THE INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON TO SUGGEST A COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL, CONSULTATION OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE WEBSITE.
INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO AUGMENT OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DILIGENCE.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISEASES, AILMENTS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OR THEIR TREATMENT. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CARE RELATED QUESTIONS, CALL OR SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROMPTLY, OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE RELATED QUESTIONS, OR BEFORE EMBARKING ON A NEW TREATMENT, DIET, OR HEALTH OR MEDICALLY RELATED LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
Certain information contained in the Website is compiled from a variety of third party sources. Neither BAS Premier Laboratory nor its information providers directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services as part of the Website, including any interactive user areas.
Although BAS Premier Laboratory attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the content on the Website, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of such content. It is possible that the Website and its content could include inaccuracies or errors, and third parties could make unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations to the Website. In the event you become aware of an inaccuracy, please inform BAS Premier Laboratory so that it can be corrected.
BAS Premier Laboratory DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT.
The Website content may contain health or medical related materials that you find offensive. BAS Premier Laboratory accepts no responsibility for such materials. Use of the Website is at your own risk.
Website content may be changed or updated without notice. BAS Premier Laboratory reserves the right to modify Website content without any obligation to notify past, current or prospective Website users.
You are responsible for the accuracy of information that you submit to us via this Website. We have no obligation or liability for any information that is not accurate.
Restrictions on Your Use
You may view material from the Website for your own personal use or the internal use of your business. You may not download, reproduce or otherwise distribute any materials on this Website without our prior express written consent and/or the consent of any third party copyright owner.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Website and its content is the property of BAS Premier Laboratory, its affiliates or its third party sources and vendors. The Website and its content are protected by federal and international copyright and trademark laws. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of the Website also constitutes protectable trade dress under applicable federal law. “BAS Premier Laboratory” and the logo are trademarks and service marks of BAS Premier Laboratory. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on this Website are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any trade dress, marks, or any other intellectual property belonging to BAS Premier Laboratory or any third party is strictly prohibited, and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
BAS Premier Laboratory CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA. BAS Premier Laboratory CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE. BAS Premier Laboratory DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE IN TRADE.
BAS Premier Laboratory MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR USE OF MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED FROM THIS WEBSITE, OR REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS WEBSITE. BAS Premier Laboratory DOES NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATION.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE INTERNET AND THIS WEBSITE. You acknowledge and agree (1) that your use of this Website and any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Website is at your own discretion and risk, and (2) that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system for loss of data that results from the download of such material, information or data, and for any other form of damage that may be incurred.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from BAS Premier Laboratory or in any other manner from this Website creates any warranty.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER BAS Premier Laboratory, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT OR SERVICES.
FURTHERMORE, NEITHER BAS Premier Laboratory, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS ARE OR WILL BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BAS Premier Laboratory HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH REMEDY SHOULD FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Carefully choose, use, and save your passwords for any private access portion of this website. BAS Premier Laboratory has no control over use of passwords, and cannot tell whether someone else is accessing the Website under your password. As a result you are solely responsible for any use of your password or other login information by you or any third party and BAS Premier Laboratory has no responsibility or liability for any such use.
BAS Premier Laboratory has no liability for any third party website that you may access through this Website. When you access a third party website, please understand that it is independent from BAS Premier Laboratory, and that BAS Premier Laboratory has no control over such third party website or its content.
In addition, BAS Premier Laboratory does not endorse any third party whose website may be linked from this Website. BAS Premier Laboratory does not and cannot ensure that the propriety, security or accuracy of any third party website and we encourage you to review the posted policies of any website that you visit.
Disputes, Choice of Law & Venue
Notice may be given to you as a user of the Website by posting information to the Website. Notice may be given to BAS Premier Laboratory only by delivery to BAS Premier Laboratory, 22751 Professional Dr, suite 100, Houston, TX 77339.