Coronavirus test

Coronavirus test

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called 2019-novel coronavirus or COVID-19). This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders it.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You usually pay nothing for Medicare-covered clinical diagnostic laboratory tests

What it is

Tests done to help your doctor diagnose or rule out a suspected illness or condition.  In some circumstances, a home health nurse, laboratory technician, or an appropriately-trained medical assistant may give you this test in your home.

Things to know

Medicare also covers preventive tests and screenings to help prevent, find, or manage a medical problem.

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