The opioid epidemic has caused many doctors who prescribe pain relivers to rely on urine test to determine if drug abuse exists. These tests can cost from of $10 to $17,000. This practice is exploding. Doctors are paranoid and are trying their best to help control the epidemic.
What can the consumer do?
Ask for the price
Always ask the doctor what the test is for
Insist it is sent to an in-network lab