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Bone Marrow

Manufactures most blood cells

Spleen

is composted mostly of lymph tissue

Leukemia

Malignant disease of the bone marrow in which excessive WBC are produced

Endocrine System

Has 9 glands

Quantitative test

A type of drug test that measures the amount of a drug in the specimen.

Venipunctures and Arterial Punctures are coded with

SURGERY SECTION

Pathology/Laboratory Section of CPT

Drugs are listed in their GENERIC name

Qualitative analysis

Analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the nature of chemical constituents

Quantitative analysis

Determining the amounts and proportions of chemical constituents

Know:

Quantitative screening for methamphetamine; Know the surgical Pathology Levels of coding Pg 422 on CPT Remember Level 1 Gross pathology only. Level 2 and Up Gross pathology, microscopy, and other detailed studies example breast mastectomy-partial/simple the code would be in Level 5 code 88307

Biopsy

Removal of a small piece of living tissue for diagnostic examination

-centesis

suffix for puncture of a cavity

Curretage

scraping of a cavity using a spoon-shaped instrument

Drainage

Free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a wound or cavity

-ectomy

suffix for removal of part or all of an organ of the body

Endoscopy

inspection of body organs or cavities by the use of a lighted scope that may be placed through an existing opening or through a small incision

Excision

cutting or taking away

Incision

surgically cutting into

Injection

forcing a fluid into a vessel or cavity suffix for suturing

Ligation

binding or tying off, as in constricting blood flow of a vessel or binding fallopian tubes for sterilization

-otomy

suffix for incision into

-plasty

suffix for molding or surgically forming

Repair

to remedy, replace, or to heal

-rrhaphy

suffix for suturing

Suture

to unite parts by stitching them together

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