Laboratory Question for the Week of May 16, 2022


Can we report 88112 with 88108 or bill the concentration separately using 88108?


Do not report 88112 with 88108. Code 88112 includes cellular enhancement techniques combining concentration with enrichment of nongynecological cytology specimens. Do not bill the concentration separately using 88108. Note that when only cytospin preparation without cellular enhancement is performed, 88108 is reported. Laboratories should distinguish between those specimen types processed by conventional cytocentrifugation and those requiring thin-layer techniques. As a best practice to support the billed charge, interpretive reports should provide reference to the technique.

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