The ADA dental procedure code (CDT) to be reimbursed for the collection of the oral cytology is D7287. Your office will submit this code for harvesting the cells. Note: For reimbursement of D7287, most dental insurance companies require the pathology report to be submitted along with the claim.

If the patient wants to test for HPV, insurances are not covering this particular test yet. In this instance, the patient or clinician will be directly billed for $106 for the HPV test, with or without the cytology testing.

For the reading of the cytology (lab services) and report, the patient will be charged $146.