Laboratory Question for the Week of February 28, 2022


Why were new 2022 codes 0246U and 0282U established?


Code 0246U is established for genotype analysis of blood groups involving the expression of a minimum of 51 red blood cell antigens to assist clinicians in minimizing adverse blood–type incompatibility reactions. 0282U was established for PCR and hybridization typing on whole blood to identify the alleles associated with 44 blood group antigens and potentially reduce alloimmunization in transfusion recipients.

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