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    Default Nuchal Blood Test Cost?

    Hi Ladies I am just wondering whether you could tell me how much the blood test is, my scan will be bulk billed.
    I'm located in Victoria just I'm case it is different in other states.
    Thanks heaps :-)

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    I just had my bloods this morning and it was bulk billed - even came with a free tea and biscuit after I nearly passed out.

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    Hi I am in Melbourne and though the blood test is bulk billed, it gets sent away to VCGS who will send you an invoice for $110. I am pretty sure this applies to everyone in Melbourne anyway. You do get about $30 back from Medicare I think...possibly a bit more.

    I had no idea about this and so was surprised when I got it!!

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    Thanks ladies,
    I was just curious.. You'd think these tests should be covered by the government.. It's abit silly really!?
    Thanks for letting me know :-)

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    It's because VCGS is a privately funded organization as far as I'm aware and also the nuchal test is not compulsory. I think it might be free of you are high risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    It's because VCGS is a privately funded organization as far as I'm aware and also the nuchal test is not compulsory. I think it might be free of you are high risk.
    I know it may be my own personal opinion but it should be compulsory because I know the majority of woman like the reassurance that everything is going to be ok..
    Ohhh that's interesting to know. High risk I didn't know :-)
    Thanks heaps kw123!


 

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