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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Melbourne, Florida

    Default Diagnosis for low platelets

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    I would like to know if there is a diagnosis for low platelets, otherwise I would use 790.6 abnormal blood chemistry..
    Thanks for reading
    Denise Gilrane-Pillow, CPB

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Does the documentation support 287.5?

    Thrombocytopenia=abnormally low blood platelets

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Melbourne, Florida


    Thank you for the info.. The doctor mentioned low platelets.. I will further research, once the dictation is available... again.. many many thanks...

    Learn something everyday
    Denise Gilrane-Pillow, CPB

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Stuart, Florida

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    The code for low platelets is 287.5.

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    Normal platelet count is about - 150,000 to 350,000 platelets in one microliter of blood.

    Low platelet count is referred to as Thrombocytopenia and the appropiate ICD code is 287.5.

    Hope this helps!

    Thank You and have a great day!

    Purnima S, CPC

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