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Blood-test prices range from $10 to $10,000, study says
San Francisco Chronicle

Prices for common blood tests ranged from as a little as $10 to more than $10,000 for the identical test at California hospitals, according to a UCSF study released last week. Researchers looked at how much 150 hospitals around the state charged for 10 common blood tests. The tests included lipid panels, basic metabolic panels and complete blood counts with differential white blood cell counts. Charges for the basic metabolic test ranged from $35 to $7,303, with a median charge of $214.