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Syringe with needle, sterile 2 cc, each

HCPCS code

HCPCS Procedure: Syringe with Needle, Sterile 2 cc, Each (A4207)

Name of the Procedure:

  • Common Names: Sterile Syringe with Needle, 2 cc Syringe
  • Technical/Medical Term: A4207


A sterile syringe with a needle used to administer medications, withdraw fluids, or perform injections. The 2 cc capacity makes it suitable for small to moderate volumes of fluids.


Used primarily to deliver medications or to draw fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. The goal is accurate delivery or removal of fluids in a sterile manner, reducing the risk of infection or contamination.


  • Need for precise administration of medication
  • Drawn samples for diagnostic tests (e.g., blood samples)
  • Conditions requiring subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injections
  • Specific patient factors like age, weight, and health condition that necessitate use


  • No major preparation; ensure the injection site is clean.
  • Sometimes, topical antiseptics may be applied.
  • For blood draws or certain medications, fasting or specific guidelines might be given.

Procedure Description

  1. Assemble all necessary materials: the sterile syringe, antiseptic, medication or fluid, gloves.
  2. Clean hands and put on gloves.
  3. Open the syringe package without contaminating the sterile needle.
  4. Draw the required fluid into the syringe.
  5. Clean the injection site with antiseptic.
  6. If drawing fluid, insert the needle into the relevant area and pull back the plunger.
  7. For injections, insert the needle at the appropriate angle:
    • Subcutaneous: 45 degrees
    • Intramuscular: 90 degrees
    • Intravenous: 25 degrees
  8. Inject the fluid slowly and steadily or withdraw fluid ensuring patient comfort.
  9. Dispose of the needle and syringe correctly in a sharps container.


The entire process usually takes less than 5 minutes.


Typically performed in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Doctor's offices
  • At-home with proper training


  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Other trained healthcare providers

Risks and Complications

  • Common: slight pain or discomfort at the injection site, minor bleeding
  • Rare: infection, allergic reaction, needle breakage, improper needle placement causing additional issues


  • Accurate and controlled administration or withdrawal of fluids
  • Minimally invasive
  • Immediate effect in case of medication administration
  • Useful for quick diagnostic evaluations


  • Minimal to no recovery time
  • Observe the site for any signs of infection such as redness or swelling
  • Follow any specific instructions provided, particularly about activity limitations


  • Oral medication administration: less invasive but slower in effect
  • Larger syringes or IV setups for larger volumes might be necessary for different conditions

Patient Experience

  • Mild discomfort or pain during insertion of the needle
  • Slightly sore at the site post-procedure
  • Immediate results in terms of medication effect or sample collection

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