AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 10 (October)

Cytogenetic Studies (October 1999)

October 1999 pages 1-3 Cytogenetic Studies CPT codes for cytogenetic tests have been used for many years to describe the components of these highly complex laboratory services. CPT 1999 contains several significant changes within the 88230-88299 series of codes for reporting cytogenetic studies. The major changes include the addition of new codes to describe fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) tests; cancer cytogenetic analysis; the freezing and storage, and subsequent thawing and expansion, of established cell lines for subsequent reference laboratory testing; and for reporting the interpretation and report of cytogenetic or molecular cytogenetic tests. In this article we will...

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