CPT® 78012, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Endocrine System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78012 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Endocrine System.

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The provider examines the thyroid gland at selected times following oral administration of radioiodine to determine the amount that reaches the thyroid within a 4 to 24 hour period after ingestion. These measurements identify whether the gland is overactive, underactive, or functioning normally. Providers generally run this study to determine the reasons for thyrotoxicosis, which is an excess of thyroid hormone in the body, which may be caused by Graves' disease, an autoimmune hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid.

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