Question:

What codes can be assigned to identify infectious agents?

Answer:

Infectious agents may be identified by the following techniques:

  • Antigen detection (e.g., CPT codes 87301–87450)
  • Immunofluorescence microscopy (e.g., CPT codes 87260–87299)
  • Nucleic acid probe (e.g., CPT codes 87471–87501, 87510–87592, 87640–87799).
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