[Histonet] Iron and copper code question

Weems, Joyce JWEEMS <@t> sjha.org
Mon Jan 22 12:58:12 CST 2007

What is the difference in iron and copper staining that would cause copper and zinc, to to be listed as 88318 and iron listed in 88313 in CPT codes? Seems iron is a histochemical stain also. 
Thanks, j
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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