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Is it true that going to the doctor for the first visit and the doctor tells you that the insurance will not pay for the blood works, lab result?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine

In brief: Can be

Many insurances cover some basic blood work, but it vaeies greatly.
Usually checking cholesterol every 5 years and looking for diabetes every 2 years is covered. Other common test include a check for anemia, vitamin d levels, and thyroid.

In brief: Can be

Many insurances cover some basic blood work, but it vaeies greatly.
Usually checking cholesterol every 5 years and looking for diabetes every 2 years is covered. Other common test include a check for anemia, vitamin d levels, and thyroid.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Check your insurance

I would imagine that it all depends on what type of insurance you have.
Most policies cover lab work. For some people they have a very high deductible before the lab work is covered so check your policy.

In brief: Check your insurance

I would imagine that it all depends on what type of insurance you have.
Most policies cover lab work. For some people they have a very high deductible before the lab work is covered so check your policy.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Absolutely wrong

Sorry that's wrong.
If you're going for the first time and you have either a new illness like bladder infection, a known history like diabetes, or you're going for your annual physical, then labs related to one of those conditions will be paid for by insurance according to your plan's rules. If labs are ordered that aren't directly related to a known or suspected condition, then it won't.

In brief: Absolutely wrong

Sorry that's wrong.
If you're going for the first time and you have either a new illness like bladder infection, a known history like diabetes, or you're going for your annual physical, then labs related to one of those conditions will be paid for by insurance according to your plan's rules. If labs are ordered that aren't directly related to a known or suspected condition, then it won't.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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