We offer a wide range of traditional and PCR laboratory testing services Our molecular diagnostic services can help to identify diseases earlier, track the effectiveness of treatment, and make better treatment decisions.
Our molecular diagnostic services can help to identify diseases earlier, track the effectiveness of treatment, and make better treatment decisions.
Your provider has ordered a molecular test to help diagnose your infection. This test is more rapid and accurate than the traditional culture technique you have had in the past.
Your results will return within 24 hours of the sample arriving at our lab. In contrast, traditional culture could take 3-7 days to return and may not be able to accurately identify the culprit pathogen causing your infection. Today's pathogens are more robust and not as responsive to older techniques.
This test will also help your provider determine if your infection may be resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it. This is called "antibiotic resistance" and is now a growing concern of the CDC. If antibiotics don't work, germs could continue to multiply and lead to progression of the infection with significant complications.
This test is a more advanced test and can cost more than the traditional culture. However, it may prevent excess costs later due to inappropriate or ineffective therapy, adverse drug reactions, or the progression of infection.
This test is covered by most federal and commercial payors when medical necessity is met.However, we realize many commercial plans carry high deductibles and this may sometimes lead to financial stress for patients.
While Reliance Medlabs will follow all the rules and regulations of the payors, we do have a very compassionate billing policy. We will not send you to a collections agency but will work with you internally on any remaining balance. Reliance Medlabs also has a balance forgiveness and Patient Financial Hardship program for those who qualify.
You will receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) prior to receiving an invoice from Reliance Medlabs. Please understand this is not a bill. If you have any remaining balance, Reliance Medlabs will then send you an invoice only if applicable.
If you have any questions about billing, please do not call your provider but call us directly at972-925-0723 and ask for Billing. Thank you and we look forward to serving you! To learn more about molecular pathogen testing, please visit our website at RelianceMedlabs.us