Diagnostic services furnished to an inpatient by an independent clinical laboratory
under arrangements with the hospital are reimbursable under hospital insurance.
An independent laboratory is one which is independent both of the attending or consulting physician's office
and of a hospital which is participating in the program as a provider of services.
A clinical laboratory is a laboratory where micro-biological, serological, chemical, hematological, bio-physical,
cytological, immunohematological or pathological examinations are performed on materials
derived from the human body to provide information for diagnosis, prevention, or treatment
of a disease or assessment of a medical condition.