CPC Practice Questions 2017 – Part 6

Laboratory and Pathology

  1. What is/are the code(s) for thawing 4 units of fresh frozen plasma?
  • 86927
  • 86931
  • 86927 x 4
  • 86931 x 4
  1. The code for sweat collection by iontophoresis can be found in what section of the Pathology Chapter of CPT®?
  • Cytopathology
  • Hematology
  • Chemistry
  • Other Procedures
  1. A patient will be undergoing a transplant and needs HLA tissue typing with DR/DQ multiple antigen and lymphocyte mixed culture. How will these services be coded?
  • 86805-26, 86817
  • 86817, 86821
  • 86816-26, 86821
  • 86806-26, 86817
  1. A physician orders a quantitative FDP. What CPT® code is reported?
  • 85362
  • 85370
  • 85366
  • 85378
  1. A patient’s mother and sister have been treated for breast cancer. She has blood drawn for cancer gene analysis with molecular pathology testing. She has previously received genetic counseling. Blood will be tested for full sequence analysis and common duplication or deletion variants (mutations) in BRCA1, BRCA2 (breast cancer 1 and 2). What CPT® code is reported for this molecular pathology procedure?
  • 81200
  • 81211
  • 81206
  • 81213
  1. A patient with AIDS presents for follow up care. An NK (natural killer cell) total count is ordered. What CPT® code(s) is/are reported?
  • 86359
  • 86361, 86359
  • 86703
  • 86357
  1. A patient has partial removal of his lung. The surgeon also biopsies several lymph nodes in the patient’s chest which are examined intraoperatively by frozen section and sent with the lung tissue for Pathologic examination. The pathologist also performs a trichrome stain. What CPT® codes are reported for the lab tests performed?
  • 88309 x 2, 88313
  • 88307, 88305×2, 88332
  • 88309, 88305, 88313, 88331
  • 88309, 88307, 88313
  1. A couple with inability to conceive has fertility testing. The semen specimen is tested for volume, count, motility and a differential is calculated. The findings indicate infertility due to oligospermia. What CPT® and ICD-9-CM codes are reported?
  • 89310, 89320, V26.21
  • 89320, 606.1
  • 89257, 606.9, V26.21
  • 89264, 606.1
  1. In a legal hearing to determine child support there is a dispute about the child’s paternity. The court orders a paternity test, and a nasal smear is taken from the plaintiff and the child. The plaintiff is confirmed as the father of the child. Choose the CPT®, ICD-9-CM codes and modifier for the paternity testing.
  • 89190-32, V26.39
  • 86900, V70.4
  • 86910-32, V70.4
  • 86910, V26.39
  1. A virus is identified by observing growth patterns on cultured media. What is this type of identification is called?
  • Definitive
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Presumptive


  1. A female patient fell on the floor as she got out of bed. She has no known head trauma. She noticed some slight stiffness in her joints and weakness in her lower extremity muscles, with slight stiffness in her arm joints. The physician decided to test for possible multiple sclerosis (MS). She was sent to a clinic providing somatosensory studies. The testing included upper and lower limbs. What CPT®  codes are reported?
  • 95938
  • 95926
  • 95925, 95926
  • 95928
  1. 64-year-old patient came to the emergency department complaining of chest pressure. The physician evaluated the patient and ordered a 12 lead EKG. Findings included signs of acute cardiac damage. Appropriate initial management was continued by the ED physician who contacted the cardiologist on call in the hospital. Admission to the cardiac unit was ordered. No beds were available in the cardiac unit and the patient was held in the ED. The cardiologist left the ED after completing the evaluation of the patient.

Several hours passed and the patient was still in the ED. During an 80-minute period, the patient experienced acute breathing difficulty, increased chest pain, arrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. The patient was managed by the ED physician during this 80-minute period. Included in the physician management were a new 12 lead EKG, endotracheal intubation and efforts to restore the patient’s breathing and circulation for 20 minutes. CPR was unsuccessful, the patient was pronounced dead after a total of 44 minutes critical care time, exclusive of other separately billable services. What CPT® codes are reported by the physician?

  • 99285-25, 93010 x 2, 31500, 92950
  • 99291-25, 31500, 93000, 92950
  • 99291-25, 99292-25, 93005-59 x 2, 31500
  • 99291-25, 31500, 92950

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  1. A patient with Sickle cell anemia with painful sickle crisis received normal saline IV, 100 cc per hour to run over 5 hours for hydration in the physician’s office. She will be given Morphine & Phenergan, prn (as needed). What codes are reported?
  • 96360, 96361 x 4, J7050 x 2
  • 96360, 96361 x 3, J7030
  • 96360 x 5, J7050
  • 96360, J7030
  1. A patient with bilateral sensory hearing loss is fitted with a digital, binaural, behind the ear hearing aid. What HCPCS Level II and ICD-9-CM codes should be reported?
  • V5140, 389.11, V53.2
  • V5140, 389.22
  • V5261, V53.2, 389.11
  • V5261, V72.11, 389.11
  1. 5-year-old is brought in to see an allergist for generalized urticaria. The family just recently visited a family membe that had a cat and dog. The mother wants to know if her son is allergic to cats and dogs. The child’s skin was scratched with two different allergens. The physician waited 15 minutes to check the results. There was a flare up reaction to the cat allergen, but there was no flare up to the dog allergen. The physician included the test interpretation and report in the record.
  • 95024 x 2
  • 95027 x 2
  • 95004 x 2
  • 95018 x 2
  1. 42-year-old patient presented to the urgent care center with complaints of slight dizziness. He had received services at the clinic about 2 years ago. The patient related this episode happened once previously and his 51-year-old brother has a pacemaker. A chest X-ray with 2 views and an EKG with rhythm strip were ordered (equipment owned by the urgent care center). The physician detected no obvious abnormalities, but the patient was advised to see a cardiologist within the next 2 – 3 days. The physician interpreted and provided a report for the rhythm strip and Chest X-ray. What CPT® and ICD-9-CM codes are reported for the physician employed by the urgent care center who performed a Level 3 office visit in addition to the ancillary services?
  • 99213-25, 71020, 93040
  • 99283-25, 71010-26, 93010,
  • 99213-25, 71020-26, 93042
  • 99203-25, 71010, 93000
  1. 55-year-old male has had several episodes of tightness in the chest. His physician ordered a PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The procedure revealed atherosclerosis in the native vessel. It was determined a stent would be required to keep the artery open. The stent was inserted during the procedure.
  • 92928-LD
  • 92920-LD, 92928
  • 92920-LD, 92929-59
  • 92920-LD, 92928-59
  1. A pregnant female is Rh negative and at 28 weeks gestation. The child’s father is Rh positive. The mother is given an injection of a high-titer Rho (D) immune globulin, 300 mcg, IM. What CPT®  codes are reported?
  • 90384, 96372
  • 90384, 90471
  • 90386, 96372
  • 90386, 90471
  1. A patient with hypertensive end stage renal failure, stage V, and secondary hyperparathyroidism is evaluated by the physician and receives peritoneal dialysis. The physician evaluates the patient once before dialysis begins. What CPT® and ICD-9-CM codes are reported?
  • 90945, 401.9, 585.5, 588.81
  • 90945, 403.91, 585.6, 588.81
  • 90947, 403.91, 588.81
  • 90947, 403.91, 585.5
  1. A patient with congestive heart failure and chronic respiratory failure is placed on home oxygen. Prescribed treatment is 2 L nasal cannula oxygen at all times. A home care nurse visited the patient to assist with his oxygen management. What CPT® and ICD-9-CM codes are reported?
  • 99503, 428.0, 518.83
  • 99504, 428.40, 518.83
  • 99503, 428.9, 518.82
  • 99503, 428.0, 518.82

Medical Terminology

  1. The meaning of the root “blephar/o” is:
  • Choroid
  • Eyelid
  • Sclera
  • Uvea
  1. The meaning of heteropsia (or anisometropia) is:
  • Blindness in half the visual field
  • Unequal vision in the two eyes
  • Double vision
  • Blindness in both eye
  1. The radiology term “fluoroscopy” is described as:
  • Technique using magnetism, radio waves and a computer to produce images
  • An X-ray procedure allowing the visualization of internal organs in motion
  • A scan using an X-ray beam rotating around the patient
  • Use of high-frequency sound waves to image anatomic structures
  1. Sialography is an X-ray of :
  • Sinuses
  • Salivary glands
  • Liver
  • Ventricles of the brain
  1. A projection is the path of the X-ray beam. If the projection is front to back it would be:
  • Lateral
  • Decubitis
  • Recumbent
  • Anteroposterior
  1. Cytopathology is the study of:
  • Tissue
  • Blood
  • Cells
  • Organs
  1. The process of preserving cells or whole tissues at extremely low temperatures is known as:
  • Cryotherapy c. Cryalgesia b. Cryopexy d. Cryopreservation
  • A gonioscopy is an examination of what part of the eye:
  • Anterior chamber of the eye c. Lacrimal duct b. Interior surface of the eye
  • Posterior segment


  1. Which cells produce hormones to regulate blood sugar?
  • Eosinophils
  • Hemoglobin
  • Pancreatic islets
  • Target cells
  1. Which part of the brain controls blood pressure, heart rate and respiration?
  • Cortex
  • Cerebellum
  • Cerebrum
  • Medulla
  1. What are chemicals which relay, amplify and modulate signals between a neuron and another cell?
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Interneurons
  • Hormones
  • Myelin
  1. Which of the following conditions results from an injury to the head? The symptoms include headache, dizziness and vomiting.
  • Meningitis
  • Concussion
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  1. Lacrimal glands are responsible for which of the following?
  • Production of tears
  • Production of vitreous
  • Production of zonules
  • Production of mydriatic agents
  1. Which of the following does NOT contribute to refraction in the eye?
  • Aqueous
  • Cornea
  • Macula
  • Lens
  1. A patient diagnosed with glaucoma has:
  • A lens that is no longer clear
  • Abnormally high intraocular pressure
  • Bleeding vessels on the retina
  • Corneal neovascularization
  1. Which of the following is true about the tympanic membrane?
  • It separates the middle ear from the inner ear
  • It separates the external ear from the middle ear
  • It sits within the middle ear
  • It sits within the inner ear

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12 thoughts on “CPC Practice Questions 2017 – Part 6

  1. Sir. your site is very great for all students. your response is too wonderful.
    My request please provide answers for 2017 PART 1 – PART 7.

    and have doubt how to prepare for ICD 10 2017.am confusion on it

    How to prepare for cpt.2017

    positively looking for reply.

    1. For knowledge purpose, It will take time and experience to be an expert in coding. But for passing CPC exam, you need to be expert in coding guidelines and familiar with each section of the book. That is enough.

      Don’t try to learn everything in depth. Just clear your basics of coding and practice as much as you can. While answering always look at the options and try to rule out wrong options one by one and finally you will come up with the correct answer.

      Good Luck for your exam.

  2. Sir

    Thanks for your valuable response for all the time.

    am writing on march 19 2017..

    could u please provide ans in this week..

    How to prepare compliance and regulatory question
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    1. Thanks for your valuable response for all the time.

      Sir am writing on march 19 2017..

      could u please provide ans in this week..

      How to prepare compliance and regulatory question
      payment management


  3. Dear Gaurav,

    Thank You for all the practice questions you have provided. Requesting you to please email the answers for part 2,3,4,5,6

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