AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 6 (June)

Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology (June 2006)

June 2006 pages 17-19 Surgical Pathology, 88313 (Q&A) Question What is the appropriate code to report for the Fuelgen stain? AMA Comment CPT code 88313, Special stains (List separately in addition to code for primary service); Group II, all other, (eg, iron, trichrome), except immunocytochemistry and immunoperoxidase stains, each, should be reported for the Fuelgen stain evaluated qualitatively by visual microscopy. If the Fuelgen stain is evaluated as part of tumor morphometry, the staining is included in CPT code 88358, Immunofluorescent study, each antibody; tumor (eg, DNA ploidy), and is not reported separately. It is not appropriate to...

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