AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 8 (August)

Pathology and Laboratory, 82378, 84153, 86316 (Q&A) (August 1996)

August 1996 page 11a Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 82378, 84153, 86316 (Q&A) Question Our clinic is providing the new CA27.29 antigen test for our patients with Stage II and Stage III breast cancer. How should this service be coded? AMA Comment The correct code for the CA27.29 test is 86316 Immunoassay for tumor antigen (eg, cancer antigen 125) each. Although the code lists CA 125, this is only an example, and the code is not limited to the reporting of tests for that antigen. Cancer antigen 27.29 is a tumor marker that is present...

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