CPT® 81277, Under Genetic Analysis Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 81277 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Genetic Analysis Procedures.

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The lab analyst performs the technical lab test using a tumor tissue or blood specimen from a cancer patient to evaluate the patient’s entire genetic makeup, called the genome, for variation in the number of copies of gene sequences, called copy number variants (CNV), and other chromosomal markers of abnormalities, such as long sequences of homozygous DNA, called loss of heterozygosity (LOH).

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