Quantacia Miner, known by her clients and others in the healthcare field as Miss Q, has been a phlebotomist for more than 10 years. A graduate of Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth, Miner already had visions of entrepreneurship before she graduated.
Following her graduation, she began training in the field of phlebotomy where her love of people and the desire to work in the healthcare field set her on her chosen career path. A vision of entrepreneurship led her to forming her own mobile lab specimen collection company after more than eight years in the business. Miner has now been the owner/operator of Integrity Mobile Phlebotomy Services for more than two years. The mobility of her company allows her to see patients in the comfort of their home or office when is convenient for them, which is far more satisfying than being confined in a laboratory setting.
Five days a week, Miner travels throughout Tarrant and Dallas Counties to homes and businesses to collect blood and lab specimens for local doctor’s clinics, home health agencies and clinics. She contracts with local labs that process the specimens and then delivers those results to her contracted client. In addition to drawing blood, Miner’s company also performs drug test dip cards and cups which are CLIA waived tests. The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 are United States federal regulatory standards that apply to all clinical laboratory testing performed on humans in the United States, except clinical trials and basic research. The standard 12 panel drug urine test screen for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, Quaaludes, ecstasy/MDS and Oxycodone/Percocet. The turnaround time for getting results is 24-72 hours depending on what lab tests have been requested. The blood specimen tests help doctors do three things: evaluate, diagnose and create a team to reverse or treat whatever disease or condition is discovered.
Accepting private insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid, Miner sees approximately 75 patients each week. House call specialists provide hope and empowerment for homebound patients and for others who want to avoid waiting long hours at clinics or doctor’s offices. The provided services are also convenient for patients who would otherwise skip the lab work requested by physicians before annual physicals. The convenience of having these services done in the home or office is creating a growing demand for services offered by Integrity Mobile Phlebotomy Services, LLC. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment rate of phlebotomists is expected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028.
As with any business, there are struggles and rewards. Long hours, sleepless nights, filing paperwork and traffic are outweighed by the satisfaction of being her own boss, somewhat flexible work hours and setting an example of hard work for her daughter and other young women. When asked what separates her company from other mobile phlebotomy services companies, Miner points to the name of her company. Integrity is the quality of being honest, having strong moral principles and moral uprightness. She is the face of her company and offers these qualities as an onsite, on-time lab. She is there to do a job with care and compassion so that the needs of her clients, both patient and doctor, are satisfied.
Integrity Mobile Phlebotomy Services LLC
Cell Phone (682) 202-8531
Office (817) 507-3102