You can bill for them, the lab will bill you for the test. In cases where the patient is self-pay, you'd probably be better off having the lab bill the patient directly and you would only bill for the venipuncture (collection) thereof. The lab forms need to be sent appropriately instructing them to either bill the practice or the patient. And some insurance companies require that certain labs be utilized and in those cases, the lab should bill the insurance company, not you. Does that help?
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