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I have a child that is being tested for hep antibodies after immunization due to mom being positive for virus. Do I code as a screening for virus or as tidor? What code do I use? I cannot find it anywhere.
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You would code a titer. The reason the MD is performing the test is to see if the child has immunities/antibodies against hepatitis B. If he was testing for the virus, he would be screening for the virus being active in the blood. If you are still not sure I would certainly querie the MD and ask him if he is searching for the active virus, or if he is checking for immunity or antibodies.
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Cheryl LPN, CPC:)
 
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