CPT code for TOUCH PREPS????

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From:hittson <hittson@matnet.com>
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Dear Histonetters, 

While we are on the topic of CPT coding, I am still looking for a good CPT
code for touch preps taken from a fresh specimen in connection with a
surgical tissue diagnosis, such as for a lymph node biopsy (usually coded
as 88305). I don't think it should be the same as FNA interpretation
(88173). Maybe 88104? 	Any suggestions?

Jeff Hittson, M.D. - pathologist
Valley Pathology Services, Palmer Alaska

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