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    We do FOBT from digital rectal exams. It is only one speciman and we use the hemascreen cards with a peroxide re-agent. Should we use the 82270 for this screening? CPT says (ie pt provided 3 cards or single triple card for consecutive collection.) I dont see any other CPT codes that would be appropriate. Or should this even be billed?

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    i believe the code you need is 82272. We use this code when the physician tests the stool on the glove. If positive for blood then they give the patient the 3 card(82270) to take home and send back in. I don't have my book with me to confirm but take a look and see what you think.

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