Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Reader questions: Follow Carbon Isotope for Code Choice

- Published on Mon, Sep 07, 2015
Question: How should we code an H. pylori breath test? Georgia Subscriber Answer: The answer depends on which type of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) test the lab performs. CPT® provides codes for a test that uses the radioisotope Carbon 14 (C-14), and a test that uses C-13. The breath tests are a non-invasive method of detecting the presence of H. pylori, the [...]

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