AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 1 (January)

1998 CPT Changes for Pathology and Laboratory Codes (January 1998)

January 1998 pages 6-8 Coding Commentary 1998 CPT Changes for Pathology and Laboratory Codes The 1998 edition of CPT includes many new pathology and laboratory codes that allow for coding of new technologies and recognize advances in testing methods and sources. This issue of CPT Assistant reviews the new codes and their use. Breath Analysis for Helicobacter Pylori Infection A new code has been established for the reporting of a test which analyses breath samples for the detection of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the stomach, the presence of which can is associated with peptic ulcer disease, gastric cancer...

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