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    Hello all,

    Does anybody know what the diagnosis is for elevated HCG levels, but the patient is not pregnant?

    Thank you,
    Kristen Richard, CPC

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    Levels of hCG may be measured in the blood or urine. Most commonly, this is done as a pregnancy test.

    So, if in the blood then i think 790.99 with V72.41

    And if in the urine then 791.9 with V72.41.

    ( please check tabular list, be'coz Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids with a molecular mass of 36.7 kDa. And Glycoproteins are proteins that contain oligosaccharide chains (glycans) covalently attached to polypeptide side-chains, So you may choose 791.0 but patient is not pregnant so not sure).

    Hope this helps!

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