Last month my girlfriend went to her oncologist and they performed a BM aspiration and sent out the sample out to be analyzed for FISH and PCR.
Instead of sending the sample to the usual laboratory, Quest Diagnositcs, they sent it to a lab in california called Genoptix Medical Laboratory based of California.
Today we found out that there had been a $17,000 charge into my girlfriend's insurance from the lab tests and they weren't going to pay any of it stating "out of state physician"
My question: who is responsible for this charges? We had no idea the doctor would send the sample to some lab in CA; we just assumed it would be going to Quest Diagnostics just like all the others.
We are unable to pay $17,000.