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    Terre Haute, Indiana

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    Does anyone have any helpful resources for this. We have a new pulmonologist and he wants to start doing these in the lab. I have not seen much that has been helpful.
    Deb Hadley

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    What kind of information are you looking for?

    From encoderpro: 95070 - Inhalation bronchial challenge testing (not including necessary pulmonary function tests); with histamine, methacholine, or similar compounds

    Lay description: A physician has the patient inhal histamines, methacholamines, or other medications to determine the patient's specific allergies. The reaction is documented.

    Exclueds intractable/severe allergic disease therapy
    E/M separately identifiable: codable
    Excludes pulmonary function tests

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