What Are Diagnostic Services?

Diagnostic services are medical care you receive when a doctor is treating or diagnosing your symptoms.

Common examples of diagnostic health care services include:
• X-rays on an injured foot
• Lab work to monitor iron deficiency levels
• Sleep study to see if symptoms could be caused by sleep apnea

Here is a video about diagnostic services.

While diagnostic services consist of services you receive to help diagnose what is wrong, preventive services include care like shots or routine screenings meant to help you stay healthy.

Out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles and coinsurance apply to diagnostic services.

Please call the phone number listed on the back of your Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota ID card if you have any questions about your health care bills or coverage.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.