Clinical Laboratory Services
Horizon BCBSNJ is committed to helping members access quality care. As of January 1, 2019, Horizon BCBSNJ members have a greater choice of in-network laboratories when they need clinical laboratory services as ordered by their doctor (based on their plan benefits).
Horizon PPO Network
Members who use the Horizon PPO Network (Horizon PPO, Indemnity, Horizon MyWay® and Federal Employee Program® [FEP®] plans) have in-network access to the following laboratories:
- BioReference Laboratories
- Quest Diagnostics
Horizon Managed Care Network
Members who use the Horizon Managed Care Network¹ (Horizon HMO, Horizon Advantage EPO, OMNIASM Health Plans, Horizon Direct Access, Horizon POS, Horizon Medicare Advantage or NJ DIRECT plans) have in-network access to the following laboratories:
- Quest Diagnostics
Horizon NJ Health
LabCorp continues to be the exclusive in-network laboratory for Horizon NJ Health members.
Members can lower their out-of-pocket costs by using in-network laboratories. As a reminder, our networks include a number of participating laboratories that can provide a variety of specialized laboratory services. Members, or their doctor, may search our Doctor & Hospital Finder to locate participating laboratories.
Members can schedule appointments online
BioReference operates a network of patient service centers that includes GenPath, Laboratorio Buena Salud and GeneDx. To find a convenient location, please use the BioReference Locator Tool.
Online appointment scheduling is available for all LabCorp Patient Service Centers. Members can find a convenient Patient Service Center and schedule an appointment for laboratory testing. Members can even schedule same-day appointments. Appointments must be made two hours prior to their time of arrival.
Scheduling a lab appointment online with Quest Diagnostics can help members reduce wait times. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments take priority.
¹Pathology services provided in a hospital setting to members enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ managed care plans by a practice that participates in the Horizon Managed Care Network are allowed as an exception to the above-described LabCorp/Quest Diagnostics network use requirements.
LabCorp is the commonly used name for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings®. Laboratory Corporation of America® is a registered mark of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. Federal Employee Program® and FEP® names are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. NJ DIRECT is administered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. OMNIASM and Horizon MyWay are service marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.