AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 10 (October)

Tissue Examination for Molecular Studies (Codes 88387, 88388) (October 2010)

October 2010 page 5 Tissue Examination for Molecular Studies (Codes 88387, 88388) Two codes were added in the Surgical Pathology subsection of the Pathology and Laboratory section in the CPT 2010 codebook to allow for the reporting of the macroscopic examination, dissection, and preparation of tissue for non-microscopic analytical studies that is necessary prior to molecular diagnostic testing. This article describes these new codes and their intended application New Codes 88387Macroscopic examination, dissection, and preparation of tissue for non-microscopic analytical studies (eg, nucleic acid-based molecular studies); each tissue preparation (eg, a single lymph node) Two parenthetical notes were added...

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