Bionano Laboratories Announces New Category I CPT Code for OGM Use in Hematological Malignancy Analysis

Jun 17, 2024

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Bionano Laboratories, a clinical laboratory services business of Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO), today announced the editorial panel of the American Medical Association (AMA) established a new Category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code for the use of optical genome mapping (OGM) in cytogenomic genome-wide analysis to detect structural and copy number variations related to hematological malignancies. The CPT code is a key component in obtaining reimbursement for the OGM-Dx™ HemeOne laboratory developed test (LDT) from third party payers. The Category I CPT code is expected to be included in the next CPT codebook and to be effective January 1, 2025.

The establishment of a new Category I CPT code for OGM implies that it has met the standards of acceptance by the medical community, in contrast to a Category III code, which is generally applied to emerging technologies. As part of the application review process, the panel collects input from stakeholders across the health care community to ensure CPT content reflects the coding and data-driven demands of modern health care.

“We believe this approval of a Category I CPT code for OGM is a game changer for clinical OGM testing. The criteria that the AMA uses for Category I CPT code approval is rigorous, and this approval is significant,” said Donna Polizio, global head of market access at Bionano Laboratories. “OGM-Dx HemeOne is used to detect all classes of structural variants that are traditionally tested by multiple methods such as karyotyping, chromosomal microarray, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis. We believe the CPT code is an important step forward for Bionano Laboratories and its efforts to obtain reimbursement for this assay and that establishing a Category I CPT code will raise the awareness and utility of OGM.”

About Bionano Laboratories:

Bionano Laboratories provides access to genetic answers and support utilizing cutting-edge technologies to advance the way the world sees the genome.  Its clinical diagnostics services offer optical genome mapping (OGM) testing that combines a comprehensive testing portfolio with thoughtful and accessible support options. Bionano Laboratories also offers direct access to OGMfor applications across basic, translational and clinical research. For more information, visit

About Bionano

Bionano is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through optical genome mapping (OGM) solutions, diagnostic services and software. The Company offers OGM solutions for applications across basic, translational and clinical research.  The Company also offers an industry-leading, platform-agnostic genome analysis software solution, and nucleic acid extraction and purification solutions using proprietary isotachophoresis (ITP) technology. Through its Lineagen, Inc. d/b/a Bionano Laboratories business, the Company also offers OGM-based diagnostic testing services.

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Bionano Genomics, Inc.
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