Frozen Blood Thaw

CPT code 86931 is essential for the controlled thawing of frozen blood products.


CPT code:



Category I


Pathology and Laboratory


Transfusion Medicine



It is a vital code within transfusion medicine, as it ensures that frozen blood components are safely and effectively thawed to maintain their integrity and safety. Thawed blood products are essential for various medical procedures and emergency transfusions.

Under what category does Frozen Blood Thaw fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Frozen Blood 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 86931 is to facilitate the controlled thawing of frozen blood products. This is essential for ensuring the safe and effective utilization of these products in a variety of medical scenarios, including surgical procedures and emergency transfusions.


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

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