Re: CPT Code

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From:Phyllis Davie <>
To:"Weems, Joyce" <>, 'Histonet' <>
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  Regarding the CPT code for FISH:

In part, this depends on which test you are performing, and on what type 
specimen.  I will tell you what we use for the Vysis "Pathvision" her-2 
FISH test, based on their recommendations.  FISH tests performed in 
cytogenetics may be different, I don't know.

88392     Enzyme digestion
88365     In situ hybridization
83896     Nucleic acid probe

Vysis actually recommends that you use the 83896 Nucleic acid probe code 
twice, since their kit is a cocktail of 2 separate probes, both of which 
are included in the report.  All codes would then be billed for each 
patient test.

Vysis also has a Medical Reimbursement Department phone: (630)271-7061 if 
you have any further questions.  They sell many other types of probes as 

Hope that helps

Phyllis Davie

>2 questions:
>1) What CPT code for FISH?
>2) For those doing cytology---What CPT codes to you use for preparation of
>smear & screening of GMS stain? (Not for performing the special stain)
>Joyce Weems	
>Pathology Manager
>Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
>404-851-7831 - fax

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