Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

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Question: How should we report the lab analysis and pathologist interpretation for a blood test that evaluates for circulating tumor cells for a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer? Utah Subscriber Answer: CPT® provides the following two codes for the Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) test and interpretation: 86152 (Cell enumeration using immunologic selection and identification in fluid specimen (e.g., circulating tumor [...]