Frozen Blood Preparation

CPT code 86930 is utilized for the meticulous preparation of frozen blood products.


CPT code:



Category I


Pathology and Laboratory


Transfusion Medicine



It is an integral code within the realm of transfusion medicine, ensuring that blood components are adequately prepared for freezing. This process is essential to maintain the integrity of blood products over time, ensuring their safety and efficacy for future transfusions.

Under what category does Frozen Blood Preparation fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Frozen Blood Preparation?

Per procedure


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

Clinical use

The primary clinical use of CPT code 86930 is to facilitate the preparation of blood products for freezing. This is vital for the long-term storage and availability of blood components for various medical situations, including surgical procedures and emergency transfusions.


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

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