Search Laboratory Tests

Synonyms:

2 HR. PP GLUCOSE

LIS Mnemonic: 2HRPP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82950
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: UCA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR w/ 30 mL 6N HCl
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82310
Comments: Methodology: Cresolphthalein Complexone / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: UCHL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82436
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: UCPR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82570
Comments: Methodology: Kinetic Alkaline Picrate / bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: ULY
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80051
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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24 HR PHOS

LIS Mnemonic: UP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84105
Comments: Methodology: Phosphomolybdate UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: UPOTASSIUM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84133
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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24 HR U PROTEIN

LIS Mnemonic: UPPR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84156
Comments: Methodology: Pyrogallol Red /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: URUREA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84540
Comments: Methodology: Urease with GLDH /bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: UURIC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR w/ 10 mL 5% NaOH
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84560
Comments: Methodlogy: Uricase / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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3 HOUR GTT

LIS Mnemonic: 3GTT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82951
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: 50GC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82950
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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Tylenol

LIS Mnemonic: ACTM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82003
Comments: Methodology: Enzymatic/Colorimetric / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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TB CULTURE TUBERCULOSIS

LIS Mnemonic: AFBCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.
Transport: * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.
CPT-4: 87206
Comments: Methodology: Kinyoun "Cold" Acid Fast Bacilli Stain. ** Direct acid fast smears are performed at Saratoga Hospital laboratory. Specimen is sent to a reference laboratory for concentrated smear and culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: ALB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82040
Comments: Methodology: Dye Binding-BCP /polychromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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ALK PHOS

LIS Mnemonic: ALP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84075
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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SGPT

LIS Mnemonic: ALT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84460
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

NH4

LIS Mnemonic: AMM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep or EDTA)
Transport: Transport on Ice, run w/in 30min.
CPT-4: 82140
Comments: Methodology: Glutamate Dehydrogenase /bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: AMPH
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82145
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIMBS

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Deliver immediately to Pathology. Refrigerate specimen when there is a delay in processing and place pathology requisition on counter in histology lab.
CPT-4: 88309
Comments: Submit a pathology requisition with amputation. Consent of operation, anesthetics and other medical services form serves as a disposal form when signed and witnessed.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ALPHA AMYLASE

LIS Mnemonic: AMY
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82150
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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AB SCREEN INDIRECT COOMBS

LIS Mnemonic: AB
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 86850
Comments: Methodology: Gel column technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: ABTITER
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 86886
Comments: Specify antibody to be titered. Sent to American Red Cross.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ABG

LIS Mnemonic: ABG
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: HEP. SYRINGE
Transport:
CPT-4: 82803
Comments: Call Resp. Therapy to draw

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLUID - BODY CAVITY

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Deliver specimen to Cytology immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88104
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh-Send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative-add equal amounts of fixative provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SGOT

LIS Mnemonic: AST
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84450
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic:
Department:
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4: 86890
Comments: Contact the American Red Cross 1-800-634-9069 Coordinator: 585-760-5559

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4:
Comments: Physician must consult with pathologist prior to autopsy. Permission for autopsy as documented by signatures on the permit must be obtained from the appropriate person (s) recognized by Law.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Vitamin B12

LIS Mnemonic: B12
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82607
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: WRBV MRBV
Department: Wilton, Malta MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Pur-wrap cotton swab, Plastic transport tube
Transport: Deliver immediately
CPT-4: 87899
Comments: Performed only at Wilton Medical Arts and Malta Medical Arts. Methodology: Rapid test for sialidase; an enzyme produced by bacterial pathogens that can cause bacterial vaginosis (BV).

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BAR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82205
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BARIATFEM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (4 tall Lavenders), serum (4 SSTs ), & Urine 12 ml.
Transport: Vitamin A drawn in chilled tube and protect from light. Vit B1 WB frozen/prtect from light, & Vit B6 plasma frozen and protected from light.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Panel includes CBC with automated diff, Urinalysis w/reflex to Micro, Basic Metabolic Panel, Hepatic Function Panel, Iron, Lipid Profile, MG, TSH, T4, T3, Folate, B12, Quantitative BHCG, Hemoglobin A1C Vitamin B1, B6, A and D.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BARIATMALE
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (4 tall Lavenders), serum (4 SSTs), & Urine 12 ml.
Transport: Vitamin A drawn in chilled tube and protect from light. Vit B1 & Vit B6 plasma frozen and protected from light.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Panel includes CBC with automated diff, Urinalysis w/reflex to Micro, Basic Metabolic Panel, Hepatic Function Panel, Iron, Lipid Profile, MG, TSH, T4, T3, Folate, B12, Hemoglobin A1C, Vitamin B1, B6, A and D.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BMP

LIS Mnemonic: BASIC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80048
Comments: Panel includes: Na, K, Cl, C02, Glu, BUN, Crea.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BENZO
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80101
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BHCG
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84702
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BNP

LIS Mnemonic: B-NP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma-(EDTA -Lavender)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83880
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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TISSUE BIOPSY

LIS Mnemonic: SU
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: 10% formalin (obtained from Pathology)
Transport:
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Specimen received with a completed Pathology requisition including pertinent clinical history.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BBHOLD
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4:
Comments: No testing done; specimen is held in Blood bank for three days. Contact Blood bank to add test/products requests.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: BBHOLD-M
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4:
Comments: No testing done; specimen is held in Blood bank for three days. Contact Blood bank to add test/products requests. Mother's blood type is required to place order.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Transport within 2 hours of collection at room temperature. Off-site labs or physician offices: Transport within 24 hrs at room temp.
CPT-4: 87040
Comments: Methodology: Incubation with reflex to Gram stain, culture, identification & susceptibility testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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BUN UREA

LIS Mnemonic: BUN
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84525
Comments: Methodology: Urease with GLDH /bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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CULT-BODY FLUID SOURCES: Joint Pleural Peritoneal Pericardial Amniotic

LIS Mnemonic: BFCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile Container Eswab Transport System Syringe: (Remove needle,expel air,cap tightly)
Transport: Transport Immediately at Room Temperature
CPT-4: 87071
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

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LIS Mnemonic: BFP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (potassium EDTA)/Sterile container for Cytology
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89051
Comments: Use for body fluids, I.e. pleural, thoracentesis, peritoneal, etc. Methodology: Coulter principle and microscopic examination. ThinPrep for Cytology.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: BFP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (potassium EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89051
Comments: Use for body fluids, I.e. pleural, thoracentesis, peritoneal, etc. Methodology: Coulter principle and microscopic examination.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: BFPND
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (potassium EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89050
Comments: Use for body fluids, i.e. pleural, thoracentesis, peritoneal, etc.Methodology: Coulter principle

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CULT-TISSUE

LIS Mnemonic: TICUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile Container
Transport: Transport STAT at room temperature
CPT-4: 87071
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Cover bone with several drops of nonbacteriostatic saline to keep moist.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: BM
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Slides/Biopsy in Bouin's fixative
Transport: Slides delivered to Hematology. Biopsy to Histology.
CPT-4: 85097
Comments: Call hematology to schedule assistance. Collection kit now ordered by CAT scan.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BREAST ASPIRATE NIPPLE SECRETION

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Deliver to laboratory immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88173
Comments: Nipple secretions: Fix smears immediately with spray fixative or place slides in fixative (provided by Cytology). Place aspirated material in cytology fixative container. Cytology requisition including pertinent clinical information must accompany specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BRUSH, BRONCH

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: 95% alcohol (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Deliver to laboratory immediately.
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Fix slides immediately in 95% alcohol. Label slides with patients name, source of specimen, date of collection. Cytology requisition must accompany specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

WASHING, BRONCH

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology fixative (provided by Cytology laboratory)
Transport: Deliver to laboratory immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88108
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative provided by lab. Methodology: ThinPrep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CRP

LIS Mnemonic: CRP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86140
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CT SDA

LIS Mnemonic: CTSDA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: SWAB
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 87491
Comments: Methodology: Strand displacement amplification (SDA)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

UCT SDA

LIS Mnemonic: UCTSDA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: STERILE CUP
Transport: 15-20 ml maximum 60 ml urine
CPT-4: 87491
Comments: Methodology: Strand displacement amplification (SDA)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Cancer Antigen 125

LIS Mnemonic: CA-125
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86304
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Cancer Antigen 27.29

LIS Mnemonic: CA27.29
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86300
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: CA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82310
Comments: Methodology: Cresolphthalein Complexone / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

TEGRETOL

LIS Mnemonic: TEG
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80156
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA / turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CARBOXY

LIS Mnemonic: CARBOXY
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: AP
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82375
Comments: Phlebotomy to collect, Respiratory to perform testing.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CEA

LIS Mnemonic: CEA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82378
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Cardiac CRP

LIS Mnemonic: CRP CARD
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86141
Comments: Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay/Nephelometry

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SOURCE: Catheter Tip

LIS Mnemonic: MISCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile Container
Transport: Immediately at room temperature
CPT-4: 87070
Comments: Order:MISC. AEROBIC CULTURE, Source: CATH TIP Methodology: Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Two (2) blood cultures, 1 through the catheter and 1 peripheral, should be ordered and collected before the catheter is removed. If source is Intra-arterial or Intravenous, cut approx 2 to 3 inches from distal end of the catheter and place in sterile container.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT WITH AUTOMATED DIFF

LIS Mnemonic: CBC
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hours. Refrigerate 24-72 hours.
CPT-4: 85025
Comments: Invert several times. Exact amount of blood required.Methodology:Coulter principle, VCSn Technology, Photmometric measurement.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT WITH NO DIFF

LIS Mnemonic: CBC NO DIFF
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hours. Refrigerate 24-72 hours.
CPT-4: 85027
Comments: Invert several times. Exact amount of blood required. Methodology:Coulter principle, VCSn Technology, Photmometric measurement.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT WITH MANUAL DIFF

LIS Mnemonic: CBCMD
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hours. Refrigerate 24-72 hours.
CPT-4: 85032
Comments: Invert several times. Exact amount of blood required. Methodology:Coulter principle VCSn Technology, Photmometric measurement. and manual diff.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GYN SPECIMEN PAP SMEAR

LIS Mnemonic: P
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Methodology: ThinPrep Fixative (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 88142
Comments: Order screening or diagnostic pap smear, include source and pertinent clinical information on a cytology requisition. Rinse the brush as quickly as possible in the PreservCyt Solution by rotating the device in the solution 10 times while pushing against the PreservCyt vial wall. Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material. Discard the brush. Additional collection information is available upon physician's request. The College of American Pathologist (CAP) requires the laboratory to educate providers of cervicovaginal specimens that the pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer with an inherent false negative rate (see CAP regulation CYP.06466). Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: CL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82435
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Total Cholesterol

LIS Mnemonic: CHO
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82465
Comments: Methodology: Enzymatic /polychromatic endpt

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GENETIC STUDIES KARYOTYPE

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: STERILE CONTAINER
Transport: Tissue is sent to reference laboratory for processing.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Send specimen fresh - no fixative. Deliver immediately with a completed Pathology requisition to Pathology and notify a technician when it arrives. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CREATINE KINASE

LIS Mnemonic: CK
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82550
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CK-ISO MB CK-MB

LIS Mnemonic: CKMB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82552
Comments: Methodology: Enzymatic Immunoinhibition / bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

C.diff Tox PCR

LIS Mnemonic: CDIFF PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile container
Transport: Inpatients:
CPT-4: 87324
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: CO2
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82374
Comments: Methodology: Enzymatic/bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COCAINE METABOL

LIS Mnemonic: COC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80101
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COMP MET PANEL

LIS Mnemonic: CMP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80053
Comments: Panel includes GLU, BUN, CRE, CO2, CL, NA, K, CA, AST, ALT, ALP, TB, TP, ALB, BUN/CREATININE, CALC OSMOLALITY, A/G RATIO

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CREAT

LIS Mnemonic: CRE
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82565
Comments: Methodology: Kinetic Alkaline Picrate / bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CREAT CLEAR

LIS Mnemonic: CRCL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 24 HR UR
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82575
Comments: Methodology: Kinetic Alkaline Picrate / bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4: 86920
Comments: See "RBC".

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CRYO-POOLED

LIS Mnemonic: CRYOP
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9012
Comments: Frozen product. One unit of pooled cryo= 5 units of random cryo.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: CSFP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: TUBE #3
Transport: Deliver to lab immediately.
CPT-4: 89051
Comments: Collected by physician. Methodology: Microscopic examination.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SPINAL FLUID CULTURE

LIS Mnemonic: CSFCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: STERILE TUBE # 2
Transport: Transport STAT
CPT-4: 87071 87205
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Submit: Minimun of 2 ml of CSF in Tube #2 or most turbid tube (best for culture).

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SPINAL FLUID

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: See "spinal fluid"

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SPINAL FLUID GLUCOSE

LIS Mnemonic: CGL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: CSF2
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82945
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: D-DIMER
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Plasma (Sodium Citrate - Blue Top)
Transport: Room temperature within 4 hours or freeze plasma.
CPT-4: 85379
Comments: Exact amount of blood required. Main Lab Methodology: immunoturbidimetric assay.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: Wilton: D-DIMER UGENT CARE
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: BLUE ; LAVENDER for WMA & MMA (Sodium Citrate)
Transport: Room temperature within 4 hours or freeze plasma.
CPT-4: 85379
Comments: Exact amount of blood required. Wilton and Malta Methodolgy: Flourescence immunoassay.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RBCS DEGLYCERIZED

LIS Mnemonic: *
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: RED (Serum (SST) separator tube NOT acceptable)
Transport:
CPT-4: P9039
Comments: Special order from the American Red Cross; contact blood bank prior to order.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LINOXIN

LIS Mnemonic: DIG
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80162
Comments: Methodology: ACMIA /bichromatic rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

D BILI

LIS Mnemonic: DB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82248
Comments: Methodology: Bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Direct Antiglobulin Test DAT

LIS Mnemonic: DC
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 86880
Comments: Methodology: Agglutination-manual tube method.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BACTERIAL ANTIGENS MENINGITIS ANTIGEN DETECTION MENINGITIS SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: DIRECTO
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: STERILE TUBE # 2
Transport: Transport STAT
CPT-4: 87147
Comments: Includes: 1) Bacterial Meningitis Antigens 2) CSF Culture 3) CSF Gram Stain Antigen Methodology: Latex agglutination (immunological) test for the rapid direct qualitative detection of characteristic exoantigens of pathogenic microorganisms in CSF. Culture Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Submit minimum of 2 ml of CSF in Tube #2 or most turbid tube (best for culture).

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

DATA GROUP

LIS Mnemonic: DAT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 10 ML RANDOM URINE
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80100/ 80103 82055
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

UDS

LIS Mnemonic: DAT - FW DAT - SARA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 10 ML RANDOM URINE
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80100/80103
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Order:Aerobic Culture and Gram Stain (Wound Culture). Select Ear as source and state exact site of collection.

LIS Mnemonic: WDCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature.
CPT-4: 87071
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. **Specify Source: Right or Left, External or Tympanocentesis

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Lytes

LIS Mnemonic: LYT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80051
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: EOSCT
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (potassium EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hrs. Refrigerate 24-48 hrs.
CPT-4: 85048
Comments: Invert several times. Methodology: Coulter principle

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Sent to reference laboratory
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Order on pathology requisition.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: ESL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82670
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ERA

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Specimen is sent to reference laboratory.
CPT-4:
Comments: ERA is ordered on Pathology requisition.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ETOH ALCOHOL

LIS Mnemonic: ALC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82055
Comments: Methodology: Alcohol Dehydrogenase/UV / bichromatic rate Do not open tube - prep with iodine

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Order:Aerobic Culture and Gram Stain (Wound Culture) Source: EYE, Specify Right or Left

LIS Mnemonic: WDCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature.
CPT-4: 87071
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FER
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82728
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FFN

LIS Mnemonic: FFN
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: SPECIAL SWAB
Transport: Deliver to Chemisty immediately
CPT-4: 82731
Comments: Methodology: enzyme immunoassay

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FETDX
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (potassium EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hrs. Refrigerate 24-48 hrs.
CPT-4: 85460
Comments: Maternal blood ASAP after delivery. Methology: modification of the Kleihauer-Betke

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FETALSCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: FS
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 83030
Comments: Draw within 4 hours of delivery. Methodology: immune rosetting technique

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FDP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Special tube from Hematology
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 85362
Comments: Requires 2ml. blood; mix well, Specimen will clot. Methodology: latex agglutination

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FIBR
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Plasma (Sodium Citrate - Blue Top)
Transport: Room temperature within 4 HRS collection of freeze plasma.
CPT-4: 85384
Comments: Exact amount of blood required. Methodology: Clauss method

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FNA

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Deliver to Cytology immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88173
Comments: Fix smears immediately with spray fixative or place slides in fixative (provided by Cytology). Place remainder of aspirated material in cytology fixative container. Cytology requisition including pertinent clinical information must accompany specimen. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FS GLUCOSE

LIS Mnemonic: FSGLU
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Finger Stick
Transport:
CPT-4: 82962
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FIO2/FLOW
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4: 94799
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

PERITONEAL FLUID ASCITIC FLUID PELVIC WASHINGS PLEURAL FLUID

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: CYTOLOGY FIXATIVE (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Send specimen to Cytology immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88108
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FLPH
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83986
Comments: Methodology: electochemical (pH meter)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytologyy fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Deliver to Cytology immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88173
Comments: Fix smears immediately with spray fixative or place slides in fixative. Place remainder of aspirated material in cytology fixative container. Cytology requisition including pertinent clinical information must accompany specimen. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FOL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate & protect from light
CPT-4: 82746
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FS

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: Clean, dry container
Transport: Deliver immediately to Pathology and notify technologist when it arrives.
CPT-4: 88331
Comments: Pathologist/histotechnologist notified prior to surgery. Fresh specimen submitted, no formalin added. Indicate frozen section order on Pathology requisition.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE

LIS Mnemonic: FSH
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83001
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FREE T4 FREE THYROXINE

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84439
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology spray fixative - cardboard slide holder
Transport: Spray fixed slides (labelled with name of patient) should be placed in plastic or cardboard slide holders and delivered to Cytology with Cytology requisition.
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Smeared slide should be fixed immediately with cytology spray fixative (provided by Cytology lab). Cytology requisition is required with specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology fixative (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Specimen is delivered to Cytology as soon as possible. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88108
Comments: Gastric washings should be fixed with an equal amount of fixative (provided by Cytology). Cytology requisition is required with specimen. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GONORRHEA

LIS Mnemonic: GCCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: JEMBEC Collection and Transport System Eswab Collection and Transport System
Transport: * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.
CPT-4: 87081
Comments: Methodology: Culture with reflex to identification testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SOURCE Vaginal Endocervical Cervix Labia Penis Genital,miscellaneous

LIS Mnemonic: GNTCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport within 24 hours at room tempertaure
CPT-4: 87070/8 7205
Comments: Methodology: Gram stain & Culture with reflex to identification and susceptibility testing.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BETA HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS Group B Screen

LIS Mnemonic: GNTSS
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature.
CPT-4: 87081
Comments: Source: Vaginal/Rectal Methodology: Culture with reflex to identification testing for Streptococcus group B.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

BETA HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS Group B Screen with reflex to Susceptibilities

LIS Mnemonic: **GNTSS-SENS
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature.
CPT-4: 87081
Comments: Source: Vaginal/Rectal Methodology: Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing for Streptococcus group B. ** Order if patient is PENICILLIN ALLERGIC

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: GPK
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80170
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA /turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: GTR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80170
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA /turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: GENTAMICIN
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80170
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA /turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GAMMA GT

LIS Mnemonic: GGT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82977
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SUGAR FBS FASTING BLOOD SUGAR

LIS Mnemonic: GLU
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82947
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CONFIRMATORY GLU FOR FINGERSTICK

LIS Mnemonic: CONGLU
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Gray top)
Transport:
CPT-4:
Comments: Methodology: Hexokinase, UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HGA1C HEMOGLOBIN A1C

LIS Mnemonic: A1C
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA- Lavender top)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83036
Comments: Methodology: Turbidimetric Immunoassay (TINIA) / colorimetric (Hb), turbidimetric (HbA1c)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CERVICAL/VAGINAL PAP SMEAR

LIS Mnemonic: P
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: ThinPrep collection kit (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Store: Room temperature
CPT-4: 88142
Comments: Order screening or diagnostic pap smear, include source and pertinent clinical information on a cytology requisition. Rinse the brush as quickly as possible in the PreservCyt Solution by rotating the device in the solution 10 times while pushing against the PreservCyt vial wall. Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material. Discard the brush. Additional collection information is available upon physician's request. The College of American Pathologist (CAP) requires the laboratory to educate providers of cervicovaginal specimens that the pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer with an inherent false negative rate (see CAP regulation CYP.06466). Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Carboxyhemoglobin

LIS Mnemonic: HBCO
Department: RESPIRATORY
Container: AP
Transport:
CPT-4: 82375
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

LIS Mnemonic: HDL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83718
Comments: Methodology: Liquid Selective Detergent / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: HH
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hrs. Refrigerate 24-48 hrs.
CPT-4: 85014/85018
Comments: Metholodolgy: Automated cell counter

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIVER FUNCTION TEST LFT

LIS Mnemonic: HFP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80076
Comments: Panel includes AST, ALT, ALP, TB, DB, TP, ALB, INDIRECT BILI

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HBSAB

LIS Mnemonic: AHBS
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86706
Comments: Methodology: antibody-capture immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HAAB

LIS Mnemonic: HAVT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86708
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HB CORE HBCAB

LIS Mnemonic: HBCT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86704
Comments: Methodology: antigeng bridging immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HBSAG

LIS Mnemonic: HBS
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86708
Comments: Methodology: magnetic particle immunoassay using chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HC AB

LIS Mnemonic: AHCV
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86803
Comments: Methodology: indirect sandwich immunoassay using chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: HEP PROFILE
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4:
Comments: Profile includes AHCV, HBS, HBCT, AHBS, & HAVT

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: HIVR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST) or Plasma (EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to Chemistry STAT
CPT-4: 86703
Comments: Methodology: Immunoassay

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HLA MATCHED BLOOD PRODUCT

LIS Mnemonic: H LAB
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: N/A
Transport:
CPT-4: 86812
Comments: *Special order from the Red Cross: Contact Blood Bank for information on ordering HLA matched products

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HOM

LIS Mnemonic: HOM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Draw on ice Separate Serum (SST) - Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83090
Comments: Methodology: Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS

LIS Mnemonic: HPVHR HPVAPTRFX
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: THINPREP (provided by Cytology)
Transport:
CPT-4: 87624
Comments: Order HPV on Cytology requisition. ThinPrep specimen must accompany cytology requisition.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: 95% alcohol or cytology spray fixative (provided by Cytology).
Transport:
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Tissue imprint smears should be fixed immediately with spray fixative or smears are placed in 95% alcohol to prevent drying artifact. Cytology requisition is required with specimen. Smears are labeled with patient name and date of collection.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Rapid FLU

LIS Mnemonic: WFLUBN (Wilton)
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Vial containing 1 ml viral transport media
Transport: Room temperature ASAP Storage: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 87804 x 2
Comments: Methodology: Immunochromatographic membrane assay for repid detection of influenza A & A antigens. Submit: Place mini-tip swab in 1 ml of viral transport media

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLU AB PCR SOURCE: Nasal Pharyngeal Nasal Wash/Aspirate Emergency department,EME,and Inpatients only for hospital infection prevention

LIS Mnemonic: FLU AB PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Cepheids Sample Collection Device 3 ml Viral transport Media (SWAB/B-100 or NASL-100N-100)
Transport: Transport Immediately at Room Temperature
CPT-4: 87502
Comments: Methodology: The Cepheid FLU XC Assay is an automated, Multiplex,Real-time, Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay intended for the in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of Influenza A and Influenza B Results are NOT intended to diagnose, guide or monitor treatment of Influenza

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: FE
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83540
Comments: Methodology: Ferene without Prior Protein Removal / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

IBC TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY TIBC

LIS Mnemonic: IBC
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83550
Comments: Methodology: Ferene /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: N/A
Transport:
CPT-4: 86945
Comments: Special order from the Red Cross: Contact blood bank for information on ordering irradiated blood products

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: JFCRY
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89060
Comments: Methodology: Microscopy

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: JFP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89051
Comments: Use for joint fluids, I.e. knee, toe, elbow, etc.Methodology: Automated cell counter

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: JFP NO DIFF
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Deliver to lab within one hour of collection.
CPT-4: 89050
Comments: Methodology: Automated cell counter

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: 10% formalin, electron microscopy fixative, immunofluorescence fixative (obtained from Pathology laboratory)
Transport: Refrigerate specimens if there is a delay in processing. Specimens are sent to reference laboratory for testing.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Procedure is performed in Ultrasound by nephrologist. Pathology lab is notified in advance.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Lactate

LIS Mnemonic: LACD
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Gray top)
Transport: On ice
CPT-4: 83605
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LD-LDH

LIS Mnemonic: LD
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83615
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

AMPUTATION

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Deliver immediately to Pathology. Refrigerate when there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88309
Comments: Submit a pathology requisition with amputation. Consent of operation, anesthetics and other medical services form serves as a disposal form when signed and witnessed.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: LIP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83690
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: LDP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80061
Comments: Panel includes TRI, CHO, HDL, LDL, CHOL/HDL RATIO

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: LI
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80178
Comments: Methodolgy: colormetric/biochromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

COPPER WILSON'S DISEASE

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: Metal free container (obtained from Pathology). No fixative.
Transport: Specimen is sent to reference laboratory
CPT-4: 82525
Comments: Pathology is notified prior to procedure. Minimum of 2 mg fresh tissue.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

TOTAL IRON CONTENT

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: Metal free container (obtained from Pathology). No fixative.
Transport: Specimen is sent to reference laboratory.
CPT-4: 83540
Comments: Pathology is notified prior to procedure. Minimum of 2 mg fresh tissue.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LH

LIS Mnemonic: LH
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83002
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: LYMETOTAL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86618
Comments: Methodology: Immunoassay using chemiluminescene technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: 10% Formalin (obtained from Pathology)
Transport: Add sterile saline and refrigerate fresh specimen if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88305
Comments: Send lymph nodes fresh if special procedures are ordered. Pathologist/histotechnologist is notified prior to surgery.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MG

LIS Mnemonic: MG
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83735
Comments: Methodology: Colorimetric Methylthymol Blue (MTB) / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: DIFF
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (potassium EDTA - Lavender top )
Transport:
CPT-4: 85007
Comments: Methodology: Microscopy

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

DIRECT BILI

LIS Mnemonic: MBPR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Heel Stick- 1 SST microtainer
Transport: Refrigerate & protect from light
CPT-4: 82248
Comments: Methodology: Bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MICRO T. BILI

LIS Mnemonic: MTB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Heel Stick- 1 SST microtainer
Transport: Refrigerate & protect from light
CPT-4: 82247
Comments: Methodology: Bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MALB

LIS Mnemonic: MICROALB-RANDOM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 10 ml aliquot of random urine. Do not acifify.
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82043/82570
Comments: Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay/Nephelometry

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MONONUCLEOSIS TEST MONOSPOT

LIS Mnemonic: MONO
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: serum (SST, RED top) or Plasma (EDTA -Lavender top)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86308
Comments: Methodology: Latex Agglutination

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MRSA SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: MRSA PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Collect with Copan DUAL Dacron SWAB Culturette- (Red Top) ONLY!
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature. When transport is greater than 24 hrs, Refrigerate.
CPT-4: 87081
Comments: Methodology: Amplified DNA detection by real-time PCR. Source: Both Anterior Nares only. Please Note: This test is NOT diagnostic. This test detects viable and non-viable MRSA DNA.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

MRSA SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: MRSA SCRN
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: ESwab Collection and Transport System
Transport: Transport at room temperature within 24 hours of collection.
CPT-4:
Comments: Source: Anterior Nares Methodology:Chrom ID Mrsa agar is used as a selective and differential Chromogenic medium for the qualitative detection of MRSA from Anterior nare specimens. Used ONLY for Surveillance testing of Nares to determine colonization of MRSA

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: MYO
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83874
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

UGC SDA

LIS Mnemonic: UGCSDA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: 15-60 ml Urine in a sterile cup
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 87591
Comments: Methodology: Strand displacement amplification (SDA)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GC SDA

LIS Mnemonic: GCSDA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: SWAB
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 87591
Comments: Methodology: Strand displacement amplification (SDA)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: 95% ethanol or with spray fixative (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Deliver to Cytology lab as soon as possible.
CPT-4: 88104
Comments: Fix slides immediately to prevent drying artifact. Cytology requisition is required with specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

02SAT

LIS Mnemonic: SAT
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container:
Transport: On ice
CPT-4: 82810
Comments: Resp. Therapy to draw

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: O2CT
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: AP
Transport:
CPT-4: 82810
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Oxygen Saturation

LIS Mnemonic: O2SAT
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: AP
Transport: On ice
CPT-4: 82810
Comments: Resp. Therapy to draw

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: OB2
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: LAVENDER, SST
Transport:
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

OB TYPE/SCREEN

LIS Mnemonic: OB PROFILE
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Includes blood type and antibody screen. Methodology: Gel column technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: OBF
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Hemoccult slide
Transport: Room temperature within 14 days.
CPT-4: 82270
Comments: Follow directions on slide. Protect from moisture until collection - For screening Metholody: Guiac

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: OBFSS
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Hemoccult slide
Transport: Room temperature within 14 days.
CPT-4: 82272
Comments: Follow direction on slide - For diagnostic testing only. Methodology: Guiac

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: OBG
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Gastroccult slide,
Transport: Room temperature within 14 days.
CPT-4: 82271
Comments: Obtain slide from Hematology. Follow directions on slide. Protect from moisture until collection. Methodology: Guiac

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

OP VENIPUNCTURE

LIS Mnemonic: VPOP WVPOP (Wilton)
Department: PHLEB
Container: MISC
Transport:
CPT-4: 36415
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: OPA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80101
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: SOM
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 83930
Comments: Methodology: freezing point depression

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

GYN CERVICAL/VAGINAL

LIS Mnemonic: TPGYN OR TPDIAG
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: ThinPrep collection kit (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Store: Room temperature
CPT-4: 88142
Comments: Order screening or diagnostic pap smear, include source and pertinent clinical information on a cytology requisition. Rinse the brush as quickly as possible in the PreservCyt Solution by rotating the device in the solution 10 times while pushing against the PreservCyt vial wall. Swirl the brush vigorously to further release material. Discard the brush. Additional collection information is available upon physician's request. The College of American Pathologist (CAP) requires the laboratory to educate providers of cervicovaginal specimens that the pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer with an inherent false negative rate (see CAP regulation CYP.06466). Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

iPTH

LIS Mnemonic: PTH INTACT
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep, EDTA) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Plasma (EDTA) -room temp 25 hrs, refrig 14 DAYS. Plasma (Li-Hep) - room temp 9 hrs, refrig 72 hrs. Serum (SST) - room temp & refrig 8 hrs.
CPT-4: 83970
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: AP
Transport:
CPT-4: 82803
Comments: Resp. Therapy to draw.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLUID - BODY CAVITY

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Fixative container (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative - provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLUID - BODY CAVITY

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Fixative container (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Send specimen immediately to Cytology. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative - provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLUID - BODY CAVITY

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Fixative container (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Send specimen to Cytology. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative - provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PH
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: FLUID
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 82800/82803
Comments: Methodology: electochemical (pH meter)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PCP
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: URN-50ML
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80301
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PHENO
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80184
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA / turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

DILANTIN

LIS Mnemonic: DIL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (Red)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80185
Comments: Methodology: PETINIA / turbidimetric rate

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PO4
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84100
Comments: Methodology: Phosphomolybdate UV /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FP5

LIS Mnemonic: FP5
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA) RED (Serum (SST) separator tube NOT acceptable
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9059
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FFP

LIS Mnemonic: FFP
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA) RED (Serum (SST) separator tube NOT acceptable
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9017
Comments: Contact Blood Bank. Not routinely available. Special order from the Red Cross. Must be approved by the Red Cross Medical Director. Frozen plasma (FP24) is considered an acceptable substitute for replacement of coagulation factors.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FP24

LIS Mnemonic: FP24
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA) RED (Serum (SST) separator tube NOT acceptable
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9059
Comments: Call Blood Bank 30 minutes before transfusion. NOTE: Plasma must be thawed. All product that is not used is discarded.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PLT
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hrs. Refrigerate 24-48 hrs.
CPT-4: 85049
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PLTPHER
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9035
Comments: Special order from the American Red Cross; contact blood bank prior to order. One unit of platelet pheresis is equal to 6-8 units of platelet concentrates.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

FLUID - BODY CAVITY

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Fixative container (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Send specimen to Cytology. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: Cytology requisition must accompany specimen. Fresh - send to lab immediately - OR - Fixative - add equal amounts of fixative - provided by lab. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PO2
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: AP
Transport:
CPT-4: 82803
Comments: Respiratory therapy to draw

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: POSTVAS
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call for appt. Sterile cup that comes with instruction.
Transport: Send to laboratory immediately.
CPT-4: 89310
Comments: Methodology: Microscopy

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

K

LIS Mnemonic: K
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84132
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PALB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84134
Comments: Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay/Nephelometry

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PROL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84146
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PROG
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84144
Comments: Methodology: competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

PSA

LIS Mnemonic: PSA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84153
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PTP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Plasma (Sodium Citrate - Blue Top)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: 85610
Comments: Exact amount of blood required. Methodology: photo-optically

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: PTTP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Plasma (Sodium Citrate - Blue Top)
Transport: Room temperature within 4 hours of collection.
CPT-4: 85730
Comments: Exact amount of blood required. Methodology: photo-optically

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic:
Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: 10% FORMALIN (provided by pathology)
Transport:
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Specimen sent fresh if immediate diagnosis is required.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RPR Syphilis Detection Test

LIS Mnemonic: RPRQ
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86593
Comments: Methodology: Macroscopic Flocculation

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Rapid Strep

LIS Mnemonic: RSTREP A MSTREPA (Malta) WSTREP A (Wilton)
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4: 87880
Comments: Methodology: Color immunochromatographic assay using Dual Label Technology (DLT) for detection of Streptococcus grp A antigen. **NOTE: Collect 2 swabs, for children 18 yrs and younger, for reflex to Throat Group A Strep Culture when rapid antigen is negative. (The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommend that negative non-culture tests be confirmed by culture. However, the IDSA guidelines leave the decision to the physician as to whether cultures should be performed on adults who have a negative antigen detection test.)

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

Rapid Trich

LIS Mnemonic: RTRICH
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container:
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs. at room temperature.
CPT-4: 87899
Comments: Methodology: Color immunochromatographic assay for rapid detection of Trichomonas antigen. ** NOTE: Testing can ONLY be performed on FEMALES.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RBCS - LEUKOREDUCED

LIS Mnemonic: RBC
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4: P9021/P9016
Comments: Specify number of units. All RBC products are leukoreduced.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: Renal Function
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80069
Comments: Panel includes GLU, BUN, CRE, CO2, CL, NA, K, CA, PO4, ALB

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

SOURCES: Sputum Sputum, Induced Bronch Wash Trachial Aspirate Bronchial Brush Bronc

LIS Mnemonic: RESCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile Container
Transport: Transport immediately at room temperature. If transport is >2 hrs, Refrigerate specimen after collection and transport on ice.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Specify source. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: RETIC
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (potassium EDTA - Lavender top)
Transport: Room temperature within 24 hrs. Refrigerate 24-48 hrs.
CPT-4: 85044
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RF

LIS Mnemonic: RF
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86430
Comments: Testing performed 3 times per week

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RH IMMUNE GLOBULIN

LIS Mnemonic: RHIG-POST PARTUM
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (EDTA)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4:
Comments: Used to prevent Rh sensitization in Rh negative mothers.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RESPIRATORY SYNCITIAL VIRUS

LIS Mnemonic: RSV
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Nasopharyngeal Swab submitted in 1 ml of viral transport media, or Nasopharyngeal Wash submitted in a sterile container.
Transport:
CPT-4: 87420
Comments: Methodology: Rapid immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of RSV. **NOTE: Test only performed for children less than 5 yrs.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RESPIRATORY SYNCITIAL VIRUS Source: Nasal Pharyngeal Nasal Wash/Aspirate Emergency Department, EME, and Inpatients only

LIS Mnemonic: RSV PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Cepheids Sample Collection Device 3 ml Viral transport Media (SWAB/B-100 or NASL-100N-100)
Transport: Transport Immediately at Room Temperature
CPT-4: 87502
Comments: Methodology:The Cepheid Xpert RSV XC assay is an automated,multiplex real-time,reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay intended for in vitro qualitative detection of Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV) viral RNA Results from the RSV XC assay are not intended to diagnose guide or monitor treatment of RSV infections

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

RUBELLA HAI IGG

LIS Mnemonic: RUB
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 86762
Comments: Methodology: sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID ASPIRIN

LIS Mnemonic: ASA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (RED)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 80196
Comments: Methodology: Ferric Nitrate (Colorimetric) / bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ESR Sed Rate

LIS Mnemonic: SEDP
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Whole blood (EDTA - Lavender )
Transport: Refrigerate if unable to deliver to lab within 4 hours.
CPT-4: 85651
Comments: Methodology: iSED

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: SEMPRO
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Container: Sterile cup
Transport: Refer to "Instructions for Collecting Semen Analysis" provided by the Laboratory.
CPT-4: 89320
Comments: Call Hematology to schedule an appointment at 583-8750 for a Tuesday or Thursdays only from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm..

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: HCGSQUAL
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84703
Comments: Methodology: Immunassay

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

TZANCK SMEAR

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology spray fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Place fixed slides in cardboard or plastic slide holder and deliver to Cytology lab.
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Materials needed: tongue depressor, glass slides labeled with patients name, cytology spray fixative. Technique: specimen should be obtained from a fresh vesicle, the base of the lesion should be scraped with tongue depressor, material from tongue depressor should be smeared onto a clean glass slide and immediately spray with fixative, cytology requisition required with specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: SO2
Department: BLOOD GAS LAB
Container: HEP. SYRINGE
Transport: On ice
CPT-4: 82820
Comments: Respiratory therapy to draw

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: NA
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: Plasma (Li-hep) or Serum (SST)
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84295
Comments: Methodology: Ion Selective/Diluted/ Indirect Potentiometric

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

HOLD CLOT

LIS Mnemonic: BBHOLD
Department: BLOOD BANK
Container: LAVENDER (Serum (SST) separator tube not acceptable)
Transport: Room temperature
CPT-4:
Comments: No testing done; specimen is held in blood bank for three days. Contact blood bank to add test/products requests.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CSF

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Sterile container
Transport: Send to Cytology lab immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88104
Comments: Notify technologist as soon as specimen arrives in Cytology. Cytology requisition is required with specimen. Fresh specimen submitted. No fixative added.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

CSF PROTEIN

LIS Mnemonic: CPR
Department: CHEMISTRY
Container: CSF2
Transport: Refrigerate
CPT-4: 84155
Comments: Methodology: Pyrogallol Red /bichromatic endpoint

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Send to Cytology as soon as possible. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88112
Comments: Patients throat should be cleared of any material which may have accumulate overnight. This material should be discarded. Patient's mouth should be rinsed several times with water. Patient should cough deeply several times during the first hour awake. Methodology: Thinprep.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

See BODY FLUID CULTURE

LIS Mnemonic:
Department:
Container:
Transport:
CPT-4:
Comments:

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.

Synonyms:

ENTERIC PATHOGENS CAMPYLOBACTER SALMONELLA SHIGELLA

LIS Mnemonic: STCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: CARY BLAIR (preferred)
Transport: Transport within 24 hrs at room temperature
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Methodology: Culture with reflex to identification testing for Salmonella, Shigella & Campylobacter. Submit: Fill Cary Blair vial to line with freshly collected stool.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carri