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Bone Marrow Cytospin Smear

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    Recently one of our pathologist ask me to provide a CPT code for a cytospin for a bone marrow specimen. The pathologist informed me that a cytospin used in cytology (88108) was not the same as one done for a bone marrow specimen.
    A portion of the pathologist's microscopic for the bone marrow is:
    Materials examines include a peripheral blood smear (Wright-Giemsa stain), cytospin smears and touch prep (Wright-Giemsa and iron) etc.

    Any suggestion on the CPT for a cytospin for BM.


    Alyce Allen, CPC
    LSU Pathology

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    for the physician interp I think your looking for 85097

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    Yes I agree with mannlx; 85097 seems the right one. It s the term that is confusing her. What was request for study? I think it would have been easier with the request Cytospin Smear for interpretation, Bone marrow.

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