An Out-Of-Network Lab, An Elaborate Urine Test And Then A Surprise Bill

Urine testing to diagnose illness or to detect the presence of drugs is generally routine. But a woman who gave her doctor a urine sample months after back surgery got socked with a huge bill.

Elizabeth Moreno got hit with a $17,850 bill from a Texas lab after leaving a urine sample at her doctor’s office. The lab had tested the sample for a wide range of legal and illicit drugs.

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