Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) codes are a new addition to the CPT® code set approved by the AMA CPT® Editorial Panel. They are alpha-numeric CPT codes with a corresponding descriptor for labs or manufacturers that want to more specifically identify their test. Tests with PLA codes must be performed on human specimens and must be requested by the clinical laboratory or the manufacturer that offers the test.
CPT PLA Codes Meeting
The next CPT® Editorial Panel Meeting to discuss PLA applications will be Aug. 9, 2018. More information, including the agenda, will be posted as soon as it becomes available.