ELEVATED TROPONIN ICD-10 code

thomas7331

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I've never had an authoritative answer to this question, but my understanding has been that troponin is a cardiac enzyme, so I would code it as R74.8 - abnormal levels of other serum enzymes.
 

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Troponins

I've never had an authoritative answer to this question, but my understanding has been that troponin is a cardiac enzyme, so I would code it as R74.8 - abnormal levels of other serum enzymes.
Troponins are actually proteins released when there is damage to muscle, so not R74.8. It surprises me how many providers actually code elevated troponin as R74.8.
Correct code is R79.89; other specified abnormal findings of blood chemistry.

Andrew Matheson LDS.RCS(Eng), CPC, CPMA, CANPC.
 

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We use R79.89

Approximate Synonyms
Elevated creatinine
Elevated ferritin
Elevated serum chromium
Elevated serum creatinine
Elevated troponin i measurement
High troponin i level
Serum creatinine raised
Serum ferritin high
 
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