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    need help o a code, what code would you use to dx this..Cerebrospinal fluid,nongynecologic cytology: neg for malignant cells. could you use 7920? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleen smith View Post
    need help o a code, what code would you use to dx this..Cerebrospinal fluid,nongynecologic cytology: neg for malignant cells. could you use 7920? thanks
    792.0 is for abnormal findings so you definately cannot use that as there were no abnormal findings. Can you code to signs and symptoms for reason for the spinal tap to begin with? Possibly maybe use V80.09?

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    Where there abnormal findings? You stated neg for malignant cells. What about 225.8 ?
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    no abnormal was noted only cell were unusual noted. thanks
    ksmith

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    "no abnormal was noted only cell were unusual noted."

    I think abnormal and unusual can be considered synonyms in this case and 792.0 would be okay. If there is nothing to report, go with the clinical indication for the smear. What was on the requisition?

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