Apex Lab

At Apex Dermatology, we transform lives through healthy skin! Our goal is to offer quick access to the best dermatology care available. We do that by offering same-day appointments and short wait times, and now with our very own laboratory, we’re cutting the time it takes to get your biopsy results!

Located within our Parma, OH facility, our lab experts collect specimens from all Apex locations to efficiently manage biopsies so that patients can quickly get results and move forward with their dermatology care plan.

Lab Billing

How it works:

  • Currently at Apex we bill for the Technical Component, which is the preparation of tissue on a slide to be read. You will receive a bill from Apex Dermatology for this Technical Component. Your office visit and any other procedures completed will also be billed as usual by Apex Dermatology.
  • Your specimen will then be sent to a lab for the Professional Component, where the pathologist evaluates and diagnoses the tissue on the slide and interprets the results. You will receive a separate statement from this lab.
  • Some insurance policies require your biopsy to be sent to a specific lab for both the technical and professional components. If this is the case, we will send your biopsy to the contracted lab and you will receive a bill from them for both components.
  • Questions? Call us at 833. 279.SKIN (7546). Option 3 for Billing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why am I receiving a bill from The Pathology Laboratory when I did not go there?

If you received any lab work while a patient at a local/contracted doctor’s office, you may have received a bill from The Pathology Laboratory. This bill is separate from any charges billed by the doctor’s office. Our pathologists are directors over certain labs, and they are professionally and legally accountable for your results.

You may see the following charges:

Technical Component:  The technical component (TC) represents the cost of the equipment, supplies and personnel to perform the procedure. You will see a charge on your Apex statement for this.

Professional Component:   The professional component (PC) represents the supervision and interpretation of a procedure provided by the physician or other healthcare professional.

Why is The Pathology billing me too?

Currently at Apex we bill for the Technical Component (TC), which represents the cost of the equipment, supplies and personnel to perform the procedure. You will receive a bill from Apex Dermatology for this Technical Component. Your office visit and any other procedures completed will also be billed as usual by Apex Dermatology. You will receive a separate bill from the Pathology Lab that performs the Professional Component (PC).  Please see our sample bill statement for further clarification.

Will I pay more to have the two components completed at two different facilities?

No, we are only billing you for the Technical Component the other facility will bill for their portion they complete.

Questions? Call us at 833. 279.SKIN (7546). Option 3 for Billing.