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After our annual doctors visit, my doctor decided I need more lab work done but we're already 1000 miles from our home area.

I have looked up "Labs" and other variations of blood work drawn etc and just find LabCorp and another variation of them. Plus I find plenty of drug testing places.

Where do you find an office that will draw labs, file your insurance, and send the results to you doc? Or does a place exist?

This will probably be a quarterly item I need to have done. Any suggestions?

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I did a google search on "where to have blood drawn" and got a string of possibilities (including LabCorp, but numerous others). If you are covered by insurance, they should have something on their website to tell you who is "in network". If medicare... I don't know since I am not yet involved with them.

 

You might also contact most any local doctor's office. They can probably draw the blood for a test and know where to send it.

 

Don

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I should have added "A company that will file insurance" in my question. Yes lab corp and their subsidiary will drawn the labs, but its payment before being they draw and I file the insurance which is not fun for me.

Has anyone had luck with walking into a local hospital and handing the script to them?

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We've had lab work done at local hospitals. Took the physicians order in, presented our insurance cards, they did the blood draw and sent the results back to our physician. Also do a goggle search for Quest Labs (especially if you are in the west), they have lots of labs and submit insurance claims.

 

Barb

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We also use Sonora Quest here in Mesa for our lab work. And Sonora is just part of the whole Quest network up and down the west coast. Between Medicare and our secondary insurance we never see a bill and they file.

 

Also, some of the pharmacy chains on the west coast now offer lab services.

 

Barb

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Thanks for the answers.

We're in Alabama this winter. I'll check the local hospital tomorrow and see if they will do the draw. Most of the lab type places I called wanted to know what drug screen I need done. 1 gal started listing off Crack, Meth, Cocaine, THC, PCP etc. I said how about a endocrine panel and she said "HUH?"

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My Doc uses Quest Labs - in Michigan. I've used them all over the country. I went to the one in McAllen, Tx and had the blood work done. Results are online and you can (I do) get a copy.

 

Actually, when we started, I had the Doc put all of my records on a USB stick and scan what is paper to that also.

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Yes lab corp and their subsidiary will drawn the labs, but its payment before being they draw and I file the insurance which is not fun for me.

 

 

I've had no problems with LabCorp in a couple of locations accepting my insurance cards and not charging me for the tests. I did this most recently this spring at a LabCorp location in Maryland. They had no problem accepting my Medicare and supplemental insurance.

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I've had no problems with LabCorp in a couple of locations accepting my insurance cards and not charging me for the tests. I did this most recently this spring at a LabCorp location in Maryland. They had no problem accepting my Medicare and supplemental insurance.

I'll contact someone higher than the local collection office. It may be that I have an out of state provider. BCBS of South Dakota.

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I have used Quest and Labcorps most but have used local smaller hosptil labs a few times. I used the one in Livingston once, Deming once and last summer at Farmington NM. I have found some independent labs used by local or regional physicians groups. I agree it can be a little daunting locating them as they they are not listed much in a logical fashion in phone books or even easily sorted out by me on the internet. I definitly try to plan ahead and sometimes go in at least a day or two early to talk about what I need to do or furnish to get it done at their facility. All I have dealt with have been glad to file with the insurance and or Medicare. It is not unusual for them to require credit card information to cover anything that is denied for payment but I have never had it charged. I did have the results "lost" for several days at the Labcorps located near Rainbow Plantation so I almost had to go back for a retest but they located the results fortunately.

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