AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Pathology and Laboratory/Chemistry (August 2008)

August 2008 page 13b Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry, 82610 (Q&A) Question: Code 82610, Cystatin C, was created for CPT 2008. What does this test measure? Answer: Code 82610 reports quantitative determination of cystatin C as a measure of renal function. The serum concentration of cystatin C remains unchanged with infections or inflammatory or neoplastic states and is not affected by body mass, diet, or drugs. Therefore, cystatin C may be as useful as creatinine as a marker of renal function for some groups of patients. Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry, 82610 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2008; August 2008 page...

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