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Misc Lab Tests

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    Default Misc Lab Tests
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    We are a dermatology/dermatopathology practice and are CLIA certified. Our nurse manager is proposing that we start doing our own in-house testing: 36416, 80061, 81025, 84450 and 84460. Can anyone help me in where I can find good information on these tests (i.e. modifiers, diagnoses to use, etc.). Thank you.

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    I would start by consulting your CPT book. From my laboratory background, the tests that you listed usually do not require modifiers. They may have a Medical Necessity requirement for Medicare.
    I would use 36415 for the venipuncture unless the notes specify that it was collected differently.

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