The laboratory's couriers may not transport items except those related to the testing services offered by the laboratory.
- Couriers must follow all OSHA standards for the handling and transport of specimens.
The laboratory is responsible for all tests it refers to other laboratories.
- Laboratory should not change CPT codes supplied by a reference laboratory without contacting the reference laboratory.
- The laboratory is responsible for all tests it bills to Medicare/Medicaid even if the test was performed by a reference laboratory.