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    Actually, i just realized that the icd-9 code I need is for getting the patient's blood tested for HIV 1/2 antibodies screen, not the healthcare worker's blood. Do I use the E or V codes for that?What would be the primary dx?

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    Columbia, MO


    Your primary dx is is th V code for screening for viral disease. There is no E code to use for the patient, they were not injured.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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