CPT® 82272, Under Chemistry Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 82272 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Chemistry Procedures.

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The lab analyst uses a peroxidase activity method to perform a test for the presence of hidden blood in a fecal specimen that the patient collects from three consecutive bowel movements, or that the clinician acquires through a method such as a digital rectal exam. Clinicians commonly call the test a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). The test is for a reason other than colorectal neoplasm screening.

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