Laboratory Question for the Week of April 19, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What code is used for urine pregnancy testing?

Answer:

Urine pregnancy testing is coded with 81025. Often laboratories use the same test kit for urine and serum pregnancy testing. The code for qualitative serum pregnancy testing is 84703. The difference is not the methodology or analyte, but merely the specimen.

94016 Patient-initiated spirometric recording per 30-day period of time; review and interpretation only by a physician or other qualified health care professional
94014 Patient-initiated spirometric recording per 30-day period of time; includes reinforced education, transmission of spirometric tracing, data capture, analysis of transmitted data, periodic recalibration and review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional

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