AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; Section X - New Technology

Whole Blood Nucleic Acid-Base Microbial Detection

New code table XXE, Physiological System, Measurement, provides a new code for the T2Bacteria® Panel (Whole Blood Nucleic Acid-base Microbial Detection). Device/Substance/TechnologyM Infection, Whole Blood Nucleic Acid-base Microbial Detection The T2Bacteria® Panel is a new diagnostic technology that can detect five major bacterial pathogens directly from whole blood and provide a result within three to five hours. The detected species are five of the most common and virulent sepsis-causing organisms, including E. coli, E. faecium, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, and S. aureus. ...

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