Navigation Links
American Medical Association Clears Path for Adenoviral Conjunctivitis - 'Pink Eye' - Detector

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc., (RPS) -- a leading developer of point-of-care diagnostic devices for ocular diseases -- announced today that the American Medical Association will issue a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that will cover the RPS Adeno Detector(TM), effective January 1, 2008. CPT Code 87809 -- a code for "Infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay with direct optical observation; Adenovirus" -- will cover the RPS Adeno Detector(TM).

The RPS Adeno Detector(TM) is the first true point-of-care test available for conjunctivitis -- more commonly known as "pink eye." Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), this test is highly sensitive and specific, and it provides a definitive result in 10 minutes. The publication of this CPT code will expand the use of the RPS Adeno Detector(TM) and equip health care providers with this necessary tool to make an accurate laboratory confirmation of adenoviral conjunctivitis at the time of the patient exam.

"The creation of a new CPT code reflects the value that the RPS Adeno Detector(TM) provides to the patient, the clinician and the healthcare system at large," stated Robert Sambursky, MD, Chief Medical Officer of RPS. "With the CPT code, clinicians may use the RPS Adeno Detector(TM) to accurately diagnose and treat cases of acute conjunctivitis. This will not only result in better patient care; it also will save millions in health care dollars. If all cases of acute conjunctivitis were diagnosed with the RPS Adeno Detector(TM), the Health Economics Consulting Group, LLC (HECG) estimates that the U.S. healthcare system would save more than $460 million each year."

The RPS Adeno Detector(TM) not only allows for accurate and early diagnosis of pink eye thereby mitigating the spread of this often contagious disease, but it also reduces the over-prescription of antibiotics -- to which Americans have become more resistant as documented by recent medical reports.

About the RPS Adeno Detector(TM)

The RPS Adeno Detector(TM) is the first in a family of RPS point-of-care diagnostic devices. As a rapid, in-office, immunodiagnostic test for detecting the presence of adenoviral antigens, the RPS Adeno Detector(TM) meets the criteria established within the October 2006 Preferred Practice Pattern(TM) on Conjunctivitis from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The test is currently being used as point-of-care test in many optometry and ophthalmology offices, family practice and pediatric offices, as well as on military bases and other centers for care across the United States.

About the Code

CPT codes are published by the American Medical Association, and each code is a five digit numeric code used to provide uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, radiology, laboratory, anesthesiology, and evaluation/management services of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers. There are approximately 7,800 CPT codes.

About RPS:

To learn more about RPS, please visit:

Contact: Dan Maloy

Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc.


SOURCE Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... The OSHA Training ... Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important reminder to ... their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful split ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the split ... now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ProSlice ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... health professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This ... the network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with ... health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... LOS ANGELES , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... (NASDAQ: CAPR ), a biotechnology company ... first-in-class therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in ... progrEssion in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its ... its enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology ... outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 ... 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A ... product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will ... 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: