[Histonet] Renal biopsy charges/procedures

Flores, Teresa tflore <@t> lsuhsc.edu
Wed Dec 10 12:35:17 CST 2003

Martha, sorry, I have been on vacation and just did return.
Please go to our WEB site at
I am checking to see if our charges are in our web site and if not, we are
placing them in there, but here they are for they time being.
For a biopsy to be processed STAT the requisition form must be labeled STAT.
Remember that the cut off time for STATS is 11:00am. Specimens that arrive
before 2pm will have 24 hour turn around time. Specimens that arrive after
2pm will have a 48 hour turn around time.
Immunofluorescent (IF);  High Resolution Light Microscopy (HRLM);
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Level IV and Level V HRLM only
CPT Code 88349 (Routine) $400.00
CPT Code 88349 (STAT) $500.00
CPT Code 88349 (Unsatisfactory) $160.00
CPT Code 88346 (Routine) Each antibody is $50.00
Performed are: IgG, IgM, IgA, C3, C1q, (C4d for transplants on request),
Fibrinogen, Kappa and Lambda.
CPT Code 88346 (Unsatisfactory) $50.00
CPT Code 88348 (Routine) $800.00 Price includes HRLM, TEM and
immunofluorescent studies.
CPT Code 88348 (STAT )$1000.00 
-----Original Message-----
From: Martha Ward [mailto:mward <@t> wfubmc.edu] 
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 10:38 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Renal biopsy charges/procedures
We are currently looking at our charges and procedures for renal biopsies
and my manager wanted me to see if anyone on the Histonet would be willing
to share what procedures they do for renals (ie, special stains, immunos,
EM, etc.), the usual turnaround time, and total charge (both professional
and technical).  Thank you in advance for any information.  You may reply to
me personally or post on the Histonet. 
Martha Ward
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
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