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Buccal swab

Anna Weaver

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buccal swab

I don't think there is a code for that is there? Wouldn't you just code the test you were doing the buccal swab for? Unfortunately, in the lab, a lot of the equipment/collection is inclusive to the test. I'm still looking but can't find it yet.
 

bankshot7

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Coding for Buccal Swab

I agree with Anna; the swab is part of the procedure coded. To generally research this I checked out a website for a lab (ViroMed). They have an online listing with their test codes but it also lists specimen requirements and the related CPT codes.

For example, if doing a Cystic Fibrosis Profile, specimen requirements are shown as 3-5 ml Whole Blood (EDTA or ACD) and 1 Buccal Swab. Then CPT codes are listed as 83890, 83894, 83901, 83912, 83896 x 25

(This is just a general indication to me; I don't have any expertise yet, but I hope this helps!)
 
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