Non-covered tests

Medicare has determined that some laboratory tests are not medically necessary and, therefore, not covered by the Medicare program.

Screening tests, tests that are experimental, for research use only or are non-FDA approved are considered non-covered. In each of these cases, a signed Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be obtained from the patient prior to the collection of the laboratory specimen (See ABN Section). Patients will be held responsible for payment of these services.