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CODE.MODE

PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY

Pathology & Laboratory Codes 

Pathology and Laboratory codes are part of the six main CPT Category I codes and range from 80047-89398, 0001U-0138U.

Guidelines

Services in

Path/Lab

Services in this section are provided by a physician or by technologists under responsible supervision of a physician. 

Separate or Multiple Procedures

Separate entries are required to designated multiple procedures that are performed on the same date. 

Unlisted Procedure / Service

Unlisted codes are reported for services that are not included in the CPT book. If reporting such a service, the appropriate "Unlisted Procedure" code may be used to indicate the service, identifying it as a "Special Report." 

Special Report

Some services that are new, rarely provided, variable, or unusual require a special report. These reports must include pertinent  information, including a description of the following:

  • nature, extent, & need for procedure

  • time, effort, & equipment necessary

RANGE

80047-89398

0001U-0138U

SUBSECTIONS

  • Organ or Disease-Oriented Panels

  • Drug Assay

  • Therapeutic Drug Assays

  • Evocative/Suppression Testing

  • Consultations (Clinical Pathology)

  • Urinalysis

  • Molecular Pathology

  • Genomic Sequencing Procedures & Other Molecular Multianalyte Assays

  • Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analyses

  • Chemistry 

  • Hematology & Coagulation

  • Immunology

  • Transfusion Medicine

  • Microbiology

  • Anatomic Pathology

  • Cytopathology

  • Cytogenetic Studies

  • Surgical Pathology

  • In Vivo Laboratory Procedures

  • Other Procedures

  • Reproductive Medicine Procedures

MODIFIERS

  • CPT Category I Modifiers

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