AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 6 (June)

Pathology and Laboratory/Chemistry (June 2009)

June 2009 page 10e Questions and Answers:Pathology and Laboratory/Chemistry Question: What is the appropriate code for testing stool for occult blood when the patient presents with symptoms and the provider takes a single specimen as part of a digital examination? Answer: CPT code 82272, Blood, occult, by peroxidase activity (eg, guaiac), qualitative, feces, 1-3 simultaneous determinations, performed for other than colorectal neoplasm screening, should be reported when a single specimen obtained from a digital rectal examination is tested. Pathology and Laboratory/Chemistry (June 2009). CPT® Assistant. 2009; June 2009 page 10e ...

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