Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic laboratory tests
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers FDA-authorized COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for a diagnostic test when your doctor or health care provider orders it and you get it done by a laboratory (including at a pharmacy, clinic or doctor's office) or hospital that takes Medicare.
What it is
These tests check to see if you have COVID-19. In some circumstances, a home health nurse, laboratory technician, or an appropriately-trained medical assistant may collect your specimen in your home for this test.
Things to know
- Medicare covers and you pay nothing for:
- Tests to diagnose or aid the diagnosis of COVID-19
- Some tests for related respiratory conditions to aid diagnosis of COVID-19 done together with the COVID-19 test
- Medicare also covers COVID-19 antibody tests, COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments, and COVID-19 vaccines.