AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 10 (October)

Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology (October 2010)

October 2010 page 3b Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology Question: We received two blocks, both labeled ABC09-1234 C&D. We perform immunoperoxidase CD20 and CD45 on both blocks. Would we code this scenario as 88342 x 2 or 88342 x 4? Answer: CPT code 88342, Immunohistochemistry (including tissue immunoperoxidase), each antibody, should be reported twice. It is “each antibody” no matter how many blocks are applied to a given specimen. Pathology and Laboratory: Surgical Pathology (October 2010). CPT® Assistant. 2010; October 2010 page 3b ...

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