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What is the average cost of a colonoscopy?

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Colonoscopy costs between $2,010 and $3,764, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The amount varies depending on the specific procedure used and the availability of insurance or the absence of it.

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What is the average cost of a colonoscopy?
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The average cost of colonoscopy is $3,081, as of 2015. It can be lower by as much as $1,000 if insurance coverage is applied. If there is a need to perform another procedure, such as removal of polyps prior to actual colonoscopy, an additional cost applies.

Virtual colonoscopy, which is a new procedure, costs $1,063 following certain conditions, such as having an age of 50 years or older and the absence of colon cancer symptoms.

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