AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology (May 2008)

May 2008 page 14 Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology, 88386, 88399 (Q&A) Question: What is the correct way to report a microarray of more than 500 probes? If the array has 1500 probes, for example, do I report code 88386, Array-based evaluation of multiple molecular probes; 251 through 500 probes, three times? Or should I report the unlisted procedure code, 88399, Unlisted surgical pathology procedure? Answer: The array-based evaluation of more than 500 probes is an unlisted service and should be reported with CPT code 88399. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it...

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