On July 16, 2019, AMA posted for comment the CPT lab codes for the Seattle meeting September 26-28. (By July 19, AMA should also post current pending PLA code applications, too.)
- See the AMA CPT PDF (with comment instructions) here.
I very briefly summarize the codes below. See PDF for more details. Note that in some cases, different applicants may submit for codes with related descriptors; whether that has happened to any of these, I'm not sure.
Four Tier 1 codes (SF3B1, etc)
Tier 1 NTRK
SF3B1 common variants
Tier 2 to Tier 1 for TP53
Tier 2 to Tier 1 for MPL
Tier 2 to Tier 1 for JAK2
Tier 2 to Tier 1 for IGH-BLC2
Tier 2 to Tier 1 for CCD1-IGH
GSP for Epilepsy Panel
GSP to remove RNA from 81445 and add new code
MAAA for Melanoma recurrence
Wound pathogens by PCR
Infectious agents UTI's by STI (sexually transmitted)
PCR, Nail pathogens
Antibiotic resistance testing
PLA Instructions. Instructions on when to revise code text and when to use new code.
PCR for non-sexual UTI pathogens