Diagnostic laboratory tests

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medically necessary clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, when your doctor or provider orders them. These tests may include certain blood tests, urinalysis, certain tests on tissue specimens, and some screening tests.

Your costs in Original Medicare

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

What it is

Diagnostic laboratory tests look for changes in your health and help your doctor diagnose or rule out a suspected illness or condition.

Things to know

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

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