CPT for Prothrombin Time (2021)

CPT for Prothrombin Time (2021)

Basic plasma coagulation function is readily assessed with a few simple laboratory tests: the Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT), Prothrombin Time (PT), Thrombin Time (TT), or a quantitative fibrinogen determination. The PT test is one in-vitro laboratory test used to assess coagulation. While the PTT assesses the intrinsic limb of the coagulation system, the PT assesses…

Exclusions to Non-covered ICD-10-CM Codes for Labs

Exclusions to Non-covered ICD-10-CM Codes for Labs

The below list of codes will be covered for certain lab procedures according to CMS NCD policy. Z36.0 – Encounter for antenatal screening for chromosomal anomalies. Applies only for NCD 190.27.Z36.1 – Encounter for antenatal screening for raised alphafetoprotein level. Applies only for NCD 190.27, 190.32, & 190.33. Z36.2 – Encounter for other antenatal screening follow-up….

CPT Codes For Urine Culture

CPT Codes For Urine Culture

What Is A Urine Culture? A bacterial urine culture is a laboratory procedure performed on a urine specimen to establish the probable etiology of a presumed urinary tract infection. It is common practice to do a urinalysis prior to a urine culture. A urine culture may also be used as part of the evaluation and…

TYPE OF BLOOD COLLECTION TUBES

TYPE OF BLOOD COLLECTION TUBES

Vacutainer tubes are used for the collection of blood, with a few exceptions. In order to ensure accuracy of results it is vital that the tubes containing Anticoagulant be filled to capacity. An improperly filled anticoaguled tube will result in an abnormal anticoagulant / blood ratio and can affect results. Vacutainer tube should be allowed…