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Diagnosis for negative FOBT

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    Patient has a fecal occult blood test. It comes out negative. However, the doc as assigned the diagnosis of melena which can't be correct. Is there a routine diagnosis code for this?

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    Patient has a fecal occult blood test. It comes out negative. However, the doc as assigned the diagnosis of melena which can't be correct. Is there a routine diagnosis code for this?
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