AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 6 (June)

Pathology and Laboratory: Drug Assay (Q&A) (June 2015)

June 2015 page 10c Pathology and Laboratory: Drug Assay Question: What is the appropriate code to report if a drug class is not listed in Presumptive Drug Class Screening List A or List B, and it is not performed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC)? Answer: If a drug class is not listed in either List A or List B and is not performed by TLC, code 80304, Drug screen, any number of drug classes, presumptive, single or multiple drug class method; not otherwise specified presumptive procedure (eg, TOF, MALDI, LDTD, DESI, DART), each procedure,may be reported unless the specific...

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