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New Year Brings Overhaul of CPT Test Codes for HPV

January 20, 2015

Christopher Watt, MD, PhD, Associate Director, and Debbie Nielsen, Manager, of the Molecular Pathology Lab, comment in LabRoots Daily about new codes for three highly-specific screening designations for Human papillomavirus (HPV). This refinement advances patient careā€”the prior code set lacked a distinct code to note the precise gene linked with HPV for high- and low-risk. They say that the new codes have not altered the workflow in their laboratory.