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What does H&E, Initial x 1 in a pathology report, mean?

Lynn Posted Tue 08th of February, 2011 19:40:39 PM

For coding a hernia sac; What is Stain/cnt, H&E, Initial x 1? Could this be '88313' special stains group II? I don't understand the abreviations so this is a wild guess. Help please

SuperCoder Answered Wed 09th of February, 2011 21:57:42 PM

88313-Hematoxylin-eosin-Mayer's progressive stain

88325-Pathology consultation

Lynn Posted Thu 21st of April, 2011 19:53:36 PM

A heads up...I have since found out from Lay terms/Tips from supercoder code lookup for "88313" that H&E (Hematoxylin-eosin-Mayer's progressive stain) is not a special stain and should not be separately coded as is included in the surgical pathology code for gross and microscopical examination.

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