AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Lab cultures

  1. #1

    Default Lab cultures

    AAPC: Back to School
    If a urine culture was done and two isolates were preformed with MIC would it be code 87186 X2 or just 87186? I can only use 87187 if it was with 87186 or 88 but 87 states MCL. I think I am over thinking this, but would like anyones help

    Also i just use 87088 if there were two or more organisms found or do I use a modifier with the 87088
    Last edited by tracefurious; 06-11-2009 at 12:00 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Cultures
    By aprilsue in forum Dermatology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-04-2012, 01:43 PM
  2. Vaginal Cultures
    By pglazener in forum Pathology & Clinical Laboratory
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-14-2011, 11:38 AM
  3. Speculum Exams with or without cultures
    By VRMoran in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2011, 11:16 AM
  4. 59 modifier on lab cultures
    By LINDAACOSTA in forum Modifiers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-03-2010, 09:14 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.