Laboratory Question for the Week of April 8, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


What code would I report if a complete blood count (CBC) was ordered with no mention of a differential?


If the physician ordered only a CBC with no mention of a differential, the correct code is 85027.

85027 Blood count; complete (CBC), automated (Hgb, Hct, RBC, WBC and platelet count)

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