Prenatal Test – Amniocentesis – How much does it cost?

Prenatal Test – Amniocentesis – How much does it cost

Amniocentesis is a prenatal test that is usually performed during weeks 15 to 18 of pregnancy.  If your doctor suggests you have this testing done you should discuss the cost and insurance coverage before you have the procedure done.

Some insurance plans cover amniocentesis and other prenatal tests, especially for women over 35 years of age. You may need a referral from your doctor or pre-authorization from your health plan for your health insurance to cover the procedure.

Based on estimates obtained at the writing of this article, the cost to the patient or insurance company averages about $1500.00.  Prices range from $1100.00 to $2000.00.  The price range varies widely from area to area and will depend greatly on where you live.



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