Cell Enumeration with Physician Interpretation

CPT code 86153 involves cell enumeration with the added benefit of physician interpretation.


CPT code:



Category I


Comprehensive Pathology and Laboratory CPT Codes





Like its counterpart, it's dedicated to the precise enumeration and identification of cellular components in biological specimens. This code plays a pivotal role in immunology, allowing for the quantification and characterization of distinct cell types. However, it distinguishes itself by incorporating physician expertise in interpreting the results, providing a more comprehensive clinical insight. Like CPT code 86152, it's used for a variety of medical purposes, such as diagnosis, monitoring, and management of conditions. The added physician interpretation enhances its value by ensuring that the results are thoroughly analyzed by a medical expert.

Under what category does Cell Enumeration with Physician Interpretation fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Cell Enumeration with Physician Interpretation?

Per test performed


Modifiers can be applied to convey additional information about the test, such as the methodology used or specific clinical circumstances.

Clinical use

Similar to 86152, this code is used for the enumeration and identification of specific cell types within biological specimens. However, it includes physician interpretation for more comprehensive clinical insights.


Proper documentation includes the reason for the test, patient information, date of service, and specific test results, especially the levels of cellular components. Accurate patient records are essential for comprehensive medical care.

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