Laboratory Question for the Week of June 5, 2017

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What codes can be assigned to report infectious agent molecular diagnostic testing using nucleic acid probes?

Answer:

The following CPT® codes can be reported for the test you describe: 87470–87801, 87901–87904. These codes include all the molecular diagnostic processes, and CPT codes 83890–83913 should not be additionally reported.

 

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