AMA CPT® Assistant - 1991 Issue 2 (February)

Allergy Testing (Summer 1991)

Summer 1991 pages 14-16 Coding Commentary Allergy Testing (Editors Note: In CPT 1993 several of the codes used to describe allergy testing were revised. You may want to refer to the Summer 1993 article that discusses the changes.) Common types of allergy testing are discussed in the article which follows. In a future issue of the CPT Assistant, we will provide information on allergen immunotherapy. In order to better understand the various types and methods of testing, a common understanding of the following terms is necessary:     Allergen -    an antigenic substance capable of producing immediate-type hypersensitivity (allergy)*     Allergenic extract...

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