AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 1 (January)

Pathology and Laboratory, 82948, 82962 (Q&A) (January 1999)

January 1999 page 10f Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 82948, 82962 (Q&A) Question What are the differences between codes 82948, Glucose; blood, reagent strip and code 82962, Glucose, blood by glucose monitoring device(s) cleared by the FDA specifically for home use? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 82948 describes a blood glucose level that is determined by a reagent strip method. The blood is obtained and a drop of blood is placed on a glucose oxidase strip. The strip is blotted at a prescribed interval and the color of the strip (after it has been allowed...

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