But you wouldn't code the definitive dx because THAT dx was not the reason for the test, right? We can't code "probables" or "suspects" or "most likely"...all we CAN code is the sign and or symptom. If the doc wants to do a recheck like a week later, then that's when we could code the definitive dx for that subsequent visit.
So for example, if I come in with fatigue and poor concentration, my doc may see if I have hypothyroidism and perform a thyroid test, all my doc knows at the time of performing the test are my signs/symptoms and trying to "rule out" a thyroid disease, so that's all he/she has to go with.
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