CPT® 88140, Under Fluid washings, Hybridization and Sex Chromatin Identification Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 88140 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Fluid washings, Hybridization and Sex Chromatin Identification Procedures.

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Summary

The lab analyst performs the technical lab test to analyze a peripheral blood smear to look for polymorphonuclear drumsticks indicating sex chromatin identification. A polymorphonuclear drumstick is a protrusion made up of a coiled female X chromosome in the nucleus of a type of white blood cell.

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