CPT® 81538, Under Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analyses

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 81538 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analyses.

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Summary

The lab analyst performs the technical lab steps to evaluate serum using mass spectrometry for eight proteins, including amyloid A. The lab analyst then performs a predictive algorithm using lab test results and possibly other patient data to report whether the patient has good versus poor overall survival likelihood from lung cancer. 

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