AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 3 (March)

Pathology and Laboratory (March 2001)

March 2001 page 11-end Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 86870 (Q&A) Question In relation to code 86870, how many cells make up an antibody identification panel? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, there is not a specific number of cell types used in the identification panel identified by code 86870, Antibody identification, RBC antibodies, each panel for each serum technique. Typically, the panels are 8 to 10 cells; however, some may be larger. Pathology and Laboratory, 86870 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2001; March 2001 page 11-end ...

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