AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 7 (July)

Surgical Pathology (July 2000)

July 2000 page 10a Coding Consultation Pathology, Surgical, 88342 (Q&A) Question Two immunoperoxidase stains (eg, two distinct antibodies) were prepared on one block of tissue from two separate specimens (ie, four immuno-peroxidase-stained slides were prepared). To code this, should I report code 88342 two or four times? AMA Comment CPT code 88342, Immunocytochemistry (including tissue immunoperoxidase), each antibody, may be reported one time for each antibody tested, and would be reported separately for each specimen. In answer to your question, code 88342 should be reported four times. Pathology, Surgical, 88342 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2000; July 2000 page...

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