Laboratory medicine 90740 - Stained smear

General Info

Billing Amount: $16.71


Only in exceptional circumstances will a Gram stain be charged for a throat, nose or urine culture specimen.

90740 also is applicable to fecal leukocyte smear and acid fast smear of stool for Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, if specifically ordered.

This test is restricted to laboratories, vested interest laboratories and hospitals: The collection of specimens billed under these fee codes must conform to the regulatory provisions governing diagnostic facilities.