AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 4 (April)

Collection of Blood (April 2008)

April 2008 pages 9-10 Coding Communication:Collection of Blood The American Cancer Society reports that there were approximately 1.4 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2006. For as long as patients have had peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) or peripheral intravenous (IV) lines, physicians and nurses have been able to obtain blood for clinical laboratory by these routes. On every occasion that chemotherapy is administered and the oncologist or other physician is accessing the vein, it is more convenient and less invasive to draw blood from the same line if a specimen is necessary for testing. These...

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