I had this same situation come up today. I found the rule in Section IV. Diagnostic Coding & reporting guidelines for outpatient services in my 2010 ICD 9-CM book.
This is what I used to code my labs
Section L: Patients receiveing diagnostic services only
"If routine testing is performed during the same encounter as a test to evaluate a sign, symptom, or diagnosis, it is appropriate to assign both the V code and the code describing the reason for the non-routine test"
There is a lot more information in Section L, but this is what I used to code labs done in a preventative visit.
I used V72.62 & then the dx as 2ndry
I hope this helps!
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