CPT® 38900, Under Other Procedures of the Hemic or Lymphatic System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 38900 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Other Procedures of the Hemic or Lymphatic System.

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The provider injects a nonradioactive dye into the tissues surrounding the lymph nodes. The provider examines the lymph nodes during the procedure to detect the presence of disease and identify the primary lymph nodes to which the tumor drains. The provider often performs this procedure at the time of a lymph node biopsy or tumor resection.

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