AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 8 (August)

Pathology and Laboratory (August 2000)

August 2000 page 11b Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 82784, 86329 (Q&A) Question We have been reporting CPT code 82784 three times when testing for Immunogloulin IgG, IgA and IgM, and code 86329 two times, once each for Kappa and Lambda light chain testing. Are these the correct CPT codes? AMA Comment The codes you listed in your question are the most appropriate codes for the tests performed. The immunoglobulin IgG, IgA, and IgM tests should be reported using code 82784, Gammaglobulin; IgA, IgD, IgG, IgM, each, three times, once for each gammaglobulin. The Kappa and Lambda light...

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