ICPT CODE: AMA CPT 0106U
TITLE: 13C-Spirulina Gastric Emptying Breath Test (GEBT)
TYPE OF CODE: CPT Proprietary Laboratory Analysis (PLA) Code
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2019
CODE DESCRIPTION: Gastric emptying evaluation; Serial collection of 7 timed breath specimens, utilizes Non-radioisotope carbon-13 (13C) Spirulina substrate, Analysis of each specimen by high precision gas isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GIRMS), Reported as rate of 13CO2 excretion (kPCD metric) at each measurement time.