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Diagnosis for low platelets

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    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..
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    Denise Gilrane-Pillow, CPB

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    Does the documentation support 287.5?

    Thrombocytopenia=abnormally low blood platelets

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

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    Denise Gilrane-Pillow, CPB

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    The code for low platelets is 287.5.

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    Hi,

    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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