Coding vaginal swab

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What would the proper coding be for an office visit with STD testing via swabs. Is there a CPT for swabs.
 

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What would the proper coding be for an office visit with STD testing via swabs. Is there a CPT for swabs.
99000 - specimen collection
(It rarely pays...just an FYI)

You could also bill a lab code for the specific STD being tested (for example, 87485), but make sure you know the payer's preferences for billing it, if you had to send it to an outside lab. Some don't allow pass-through billing at all (in which case, you're stuck with 99000), but some do - you might have to add a 90 modifier, if it's allowed. Hope that helps! ;)
 
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