Re: Billing Special Stains under CPT Codes 88312 & 88313

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88312 is for histochemical staining of microorganisms only (acid fast, GMS,

88313 is for histochemical staining of anything other than a search for

Note: some stains like PAS could be used under each code depending on what it
is being used for. If for bugs, code 88312 and if for glycogen or whatever
then use 88313.

John Shannon, MD

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