Laboratory Question for the Week of March 27, 2017

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Are the drug-analysis procedures limited to urine?

Answer:

The drug analysis procedures are not limited to urine, plasma or serum. Unless otherwise specified in the code descriptor the CPT may be applied to any specimen type including oral fluid, meconium, or hair.

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