Price Check on 2 Very Common Blood Tests

If you’re paying out-of-pocket for blood tests, you’ll find a wide range in charges – with differences of more than $100 for the exact same test.  HelpWithMedicalCosts finds that Pioneer Physician Network offers lab work at far lower charges that hospital-based labs.  Pioneer labs are open to the general public. Learn more about published prices and how to save on out-of-pocket costs, which can add up quickly if you have high deductibles to meet before your insurance coverage begins.

 

Test Published Charges
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Summa Health System*
$146.25
Akron General Medical Center**
$140
Pioneer Physician Network***
$37

 

Test Published Charges
Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) Summa Health System *
$159
Akron General Medical Center **
$79
Pioneer Physician Network ***
$19

 

*Akron City-St. Thomas Campuses. More published charges: Summa-St PublishedCharges 3-27-14

** Akron General Main Campus. More published charges on the AGMC website.

*** Includes $5 draw fee.  Pioneer Physicians Network Central Laboratory services are available to the general public at Columbia Woods Medical Group in Norton, Northeast Family Healthcare in Tallmadge, and the South Main Street Medical Center location in Portage Lakes/Green.

The fee schedule for the most common lab orders is listed on Pioneer’s website; fees apply to labs processed within the Pioneer Physicians Network Central Laboratory.  For a comprehensive list of labs, call (330) 633-7064.

Patients must pay at the time of service with cash, check, or credit card. Test results will be sent directly to the ordering physician.

 

 

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