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    Question Bone marrow formalin-fixed tissue

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    When a pathologist perform slides and stains on bone Marrow formalin-fixed tissue and the path bill for 88313 and 88305 x 3? (Bone Marrow Biopsy and Blot Clot)

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    Default Bone Marrow Units of service

    With surgical path, the unit of service is the specimen. Frequently Bone Marrows include 2 samples: one is the bone marrow aspirate and the other is the bone marrow biopsy - when coded would be 88305 x 2 (rather than x3). Also, the bone marrow biopsy may need a decal treatment (88311) along with the special stains as directed by the pathologist. Hope this is helpful.

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    This was helpful, Thank you so much.

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