CPT® 82759, Under Chemistry Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 82759 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Chemistry Procedures.

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The lab analyst measures the galactokinase in red blood cells. Galactokinase is an enzyme that allows the body to metabolize or process a simple sugar called galactose. The absence of galactokinase in the body results in the abnormal buildup of galactitol, which goes on to initiate cataract formation and other metabolic problems.

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