Christine Posted Mon 18th of August, 2014 16:07:46 PM
Lymph node, retroperitoneal, core biopsy: METASTATIC SEMINOMA.
Immunohistochemical stains were performed, a TP slide was also recieved with case and stained with Wright's Giemsa. Does this get an 88333?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 19th of August, 2014 11:46:58 AM
Thank you for your question.
88333 requires the pathology to be performed during surgery. If the stains, slides and Wrights Giesma were performed while/during the patients surgery, then yes, 88333 would be appropriate.
88333-Pathology consultation during surgery; cytologic examination (eg, touch prep, squash prep), initial site