AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 3 (March)

Pathology and Laboratory, 88271-88275 (Q&A) (March 1999)

March 1999 page 10b Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 88271-88275 (Q&A) Question We perform both Interphase (eg, FISH) and Metaphase FISH studies. How should we code for these tests? AMA Comment In CPT 1999 codes two new codes (88271-88275) were added to accurately report fluorescence in situ hybridization, (FISH). Interphase FISH is reported using either code 88274, Molecular cytogenetics; interphase in situ hybridization, analyze 25-99 cells, or 88275, Molecular cytogenetics; interphase in situ hybridization, analyze 100-300 cells, depending on the number of cells analyzed. Metaphase FISH is reported using either code 88272, Molecular cytogenetics; chromosomal in situ hybridization...

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