Frozen Blood Freeze/Thaw

CPT code 86932 encompasses the comprehensive process of freezing and thawing blood products.


CPT code:



Category I


Pathology and Laboratory


Transfusion Medicine



It plays a pivotal role in transfusion medicine, ensuring that blood components are prepared for freezing and safely thawed when needed. This code is vital for the long-term storage and effective utilization of blood products in various medical scenarios.

Under what category does Frozen Blood Freeze/Thaw fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Frozen Blood Freeze/Thaw?

Per procedure


Modifiers can be applied as needed to specify particular details of the procedure.

Clinical use

The primary clinical use of CPT code 86932 is to facilitate the complete process of freezing and thawing blood products. This ensures their long-term availability and safety for use in a variety of medical situations, including surgical procedures and emergency transfusions.


Proper documentation should encompass patient information, details of the freeze/thaw process, and any relevant test results. Comprehensive record-keeping is crucial for the safe and effective utilization of frozen and thawed blood products.

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