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CPT code question

Suzi Posted Fri 25th of March, 2016 12:31:39 PM

1. Nitrite
2. Glutaraldehyde
3. Beach
4. Pyridinium Chlorochromate

Could you please give me the CPT code and definition for these tests. These are part of my drug screen panel.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 28th of March, 2016 08:55:43 AM

Hi,

CPT code 81002
Qualitative, color comparison screen for the detection of creatinine, nitrite, glutaraldehyde, pH, and oxidants/Pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) in human urine. The test will detect for all the commonly used methods of sample manipulation and adulteration including dilution, substitution, chemical additives and commercially available "cleansing agents".
Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as "Klear" or "Whizzies". Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrites.
Glutaraldehyde tests for the presence of aldehyde. Adulterants such as "UrinAid" and "Clear Choice" contain glutaraldehyde which may cause false negative screening results by disrupting the enzyme used in many immunoassay tests. Glutaraldehyde is not normally found in a urine specimen. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in the urine.
Oxidants/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing agents such as bleach and hydrogen peroxide. Pyridinium chlorochromate (sold under the brand name "UrineLuck") is a commonly used adulterant.

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