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CPT

Apurva Posted Thu 30th of April, 2020 03:43:56 AM
Need CPT for Flu A H1 and H3 , Influenza A/B
SuperCoder Answered Fri 01st of May, 2020 04:54:32 AM

Hi Apurva,

If the purpose of the test is to detect the Infectious Agent Antigen By Immunofluorescent Technique, then use CPT 87275 or 87276 for Influenza B Virus or Influenza A Virus, respectively.

On the other hand, if the Infectious Agent Detection done By Nucleic Acid (DNA Or RNA), the use CPT 87501 or 87502 for Amplified Probe Technique or Multiplex Amplified Probe Technique, respectively.

In CPT 87501, the lab analyst performs a test to determine the presence of influenza virus through nucleic acid detection including reverse transcription and amplified probe technique for each type or subtype.

Whereas, in CPT 87502, the lab analyst performs a test to determine the presence of multiple types or subtypes of influenza virus through nucleic acid detection using multiplex amplified probe technique and possibly multiplex reverse transcription. Use 87502 code to report the first two types or subtypes. Otherwise, use CPT 87503 for each additional influenza virus type or subtype after the detection of the first two types or subtypes with CPT 87502.

Hope this helps!

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