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How to avoid excess charges for medical tests

When you have a consultation with a local doctor (also known as a GP or general practitioner) they may decide you need to have medical tests done. If that happens, the GP will refer you to a medical testing centre.

The answers to some commonly asked questions about medical tests might help you avoid paying excess charges.

How much do medical tests cost?

The cost of medical tests can vary widely, depending on what type of test it is, and here you have the test done. For example, an ultrasound or an x-ray will cost far more than a routine blood test.