AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Chromosome Analysis (May 2008)

May 2008 pages 5-8 Coding Clarification:Chromosome Analysis The Pathology and Laboratory section of the CPT codebook includes the Cytogenetic subsection pertaining to chromosome analysis. The October 1999 and July 2005 editions of CPT Assistant addressed the specific use of these codes, and the CPT Education and Information Services CPT Network continues to receive specific questions pertaining to the use of these codes (see Commonly Asked Questions in this article). Although the descriptors of codes 88245-88291 include terms well known to the cytogeneticists, pathologists, and most others ordering or performing these studies, a review of the descriptor terms (ie, chromosome...

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