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Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR

Test code: 11365

CPT code(s): 87798 (x2)

Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

Includes: B. pertussis DNA PCR and B. parapertussis DNA PCR

Alternative name(s): Whooping Cough; D. parapertussis/pertussis DNA

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Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Culture

Test Code: 5260

CPT Code(s): 87081

Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87147 or 87149 or 87143 or 87140).

Methodology: Culture

Clinical Significance: Bordetella pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. Bordetella parapertussis is a related organism and causes a similar but milder disease.

Alternative Name(s): Whooping Cough

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Calcium, Ionized

Test Code: 306

CPT Code(s): 82330

Includes: Ionized Calcium

Methodology: Ion Specific Electrode

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Antithrombin III Activity

Test code: 216

CPT code(s): 85301

Methodology: Chromogenic

Clinical Significance: Aids in the detection of hypercoagulable states associated with venous thrombotic episodes. May be useful in patients who apprear to be hyporeponsive to heparin.

Includes: Antithrombin III Activity

Alternative Name(s): Antithrombin III Functional; AT-3 Activity; AT3

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Acetaminophen

Test Code: 201

CPT Code(s): 80329

Includes: Acetaminophen

Methodology: Immunoturbidimeteric, Enzymatic

Clinical Significance: Acetaminophen is an analgesic/anti-inflammatory agent that may be hepatotoxic when ingested in quatities exceeding 150mg/kg.

Additional names: Acet; Tylenol; Acetm

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C. difficile Toxin/GDH w/ Reflex to PCR

Test code: 91664

CPT code(s): 87449, 87324

Methodology: Immunoassay

Includes: If the GDH Antigen is detected and the Toxin A and B are not detected or the GDH Antigen is not detected and the Toxin A and B are detected, Clostridium difficile Toxin B, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87493).

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C. difficile Toxin B, QL Real Time PCR

Test code: 16377

CPT code(s): 87493

Methodology: Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Clinical Significance: C. difficile is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and pseudomembranous colitis.

Alternative Names: C. difficile Toxin B Gene; C. diff PCR

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BMP - Basic Metabolic Panel with and without eGFR

Basic Metabolic Panel with eGFR

Test Code: 10165
CPT Code(s): 80048
Includes: BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Alternative Name(s): Basic MET, Basic Metabolic, BMP, BMP w/ EGFR, BMP with EGFR, CHEM panel, Limited Metabolic, LMP, Metabolic Panel

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CBC (Complete Blood Count)

CBC (Hemoglobin/Hematocrit, RBC, Indices, WBC, Platelet) – without the Differential

Test Code: 1759
CPT Code: 85027
Includes: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet Count

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Culture, Fungus, Blood

Test Code: 4606

CPT Code(s): 87103, 87106, 87107, 87143, 87149

Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87106 or 87107 or 87140 or 87143 or 87149 or 87158).

The CPT codes provided are based on ama guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.

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