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    Default lab culture coding

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    ok-I'm new to lab coding. Do I need to wait for the final culture results to assign dx code? Thank you for sharing your knowledge! :-)

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    No, you don't, since you don't code the results as they are not interpreted by a doctor (like, say a radiology report). You code the signs & symptoms as written on the lab order.

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    Default Derm Coding

    I do lab coding for derm. We do ICD 9 and code the diagnosis and the micro.

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