CPT 76818 $650
A Biophysical involved monitoring the fetal heart rate as well as an ultrasound exam. During an U/S exam a device called a transducer is rolled gently over your abdomen and the heart rate is recorded by a machine. A Biophysical can also be done in conjunction with a NST.
Fetal Non-Stress Test
CPT 59025 $352
The non-stress test (NST) measures the fetal heart rate in response to fetal movement over time. The test is done while you are lyig down and usually takes 20-30 minutes. A belt with a sensor that measures the fetal heart rate is placed around your abdomen and the heart rate is records by a machine.