Laboratory Question for the Week of May 13, 2024

Question:

What key components should be documented in the interpretive document of a cytogenetic study to ensure compliant billing?

Answer:

To ensure compliant billing of cytogenetic studies, review the report format and confirm that each procedure performed and billed is supported in the report. The culture of cells, total cells analyzed or counted, karyotyping, each probe, etc., should be recorded in the interpretive document in addition to the final interpretation.

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