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Syringe with needle, sterile 5 cc or greater, each

HCPCS code

Syringe with Needle, Sterile 5 cc or Greater, Each (A4209)

Name of the Procedure:

  • Common Name: Syringe with Needle
  • Technical Term: Sterile Syringe with Needle, 5 cc or Greater


A sterile syringe with a needle is a medical device used to inject fluids into or withdraw fluids from the body. The syringe size of 5 cc or greater is commonly used for various medical procedures that require precise administration or removal of larger fluid volumes.


The sterile syringe with a needle is used for:

  • Administration of medications
  • Drawing blood samples
  • Delivering intravenous fluids
  • Conducting medical tests
  • Administering vaccines


This device is indicated for:

  • Patients requiring medication injections (e.g., insulin, antibiotics)
  • Blood sample collection for diagnostic testing
  • Patients needing fluid and electrolyte management


  • Ensure the patient is informed about the procedure.
  • Verify patient’s allergy history.
  • Prepare the site of injection by cleaning it with an antiseptic.
  • Wear gloves to maintain sterility.

Procedure Description

  1. Selection and Preparation:
    • Choose the appropriate syringe size (5 cc or greater).
    • Ensure all components are sterile.
  2. Drawing Fluid:
    • Remove the needle cover.
    • Draw the required volume of medication or fluid into the syringe.
  3. Injection:
    • Position the needle at the appropriate site.
    • Insert the needle at the correct angle.
    • Depress the plunger to inject the fluid.
  4. Post-Injection:
    • Remove the needle and apply pressure to the site.
    • Dispose of the syringe and needle in a sharps container.


The procedure typically takes a few minutes, depending on the injection site and volume of fluid administered.


  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Home settings (for self-administration with instructions)


  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Medical assistants
  • Trained caregivers (for home administration)

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Mild pain at injection site, minor bleeding, bruising.
  • Rare Risks: Infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage.


  • Accurate delivery of medications or withdrawal of fluids.
  • Quick and efficient method for treatment and diagnosis.
  • Expected benefits realized immediately or shortly after the procedure.


  • Monitor the injection site for any signs of infection.
  • Follow any specific post-procedure care instructions provided by the healthcare professional.
  • Typically, no significant recovery time is required.


  • Oral medications (if applicable).
  • Other delivery methods (e.g., intravenous, subcutaneous).
  • Benefits include ease of administration, but alternatives may be less effective or slower in action.

Patient Experience

  • Patients may feel a brief prick or pressure during needle insertion.
  • Post-procedure, mild soreness or redness at the site may occur.
  • Pain management includes over-the-counter pain relievers and comfort measures such as applying a warm compress to the area.

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