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CPT Code 76830 | Transvaginal Ultrasound

CPT code 76830 is a transvaginal ultrasound procedure used to examine female reproductive organs.

What Is CPT Code 76830?

CPT 76830 describes a transvaginal ultrasound procedure.

This procedure is a diagnostic imaging test used to examine the female reproductive organs, such as the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 76830 as: “Ultrasound, transvaginal.”

Procedure

A transvaginal ultrasound is a procedure used to examine the reproductive organs of a female patient, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

A thin transducer probe is covered with a condom, coated in the conductive gel, and inserted into the vagina.

An ultrasound machine then emits high-frequency sound waves through the probe, creating images of the reproductive organs displayed on a monitor.

The provider or ultrasound technician moves the transducer inside the vagina to capture images of the relevant organs.

How To Use CPT 76830

You can use CPT 76830 only for a transvaginal ultrasound. Use CPT 76817 if the provider performed an obstetrical transvaginal ultrasound.

If a transvaginal examination is done in addition to a transabdominal non-obstetrical ultrasound exam, use CPT code 76830 and the appropriate transabdominal exam code.

You can CPT code 76856 if the ultrasound was performed via the transabdominal approach.

Report CPT code 76857 for a limited study (one or more organs listed in CPT 76856).

If a physician performed an ultrasound of the bladder, use CPT code 76857 instead of CPT code 76775.

Use CPT code 76872 for a transrectal ultrasound to examine the prostate, rectum, and surrounding structures in males.

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