If the physician has confirmed a diagnosis based on the the results of the diagnostic test, the physician interpreting the test should code that diagnosis. The signs and/or symptoms that prompted the ordering of the test may be reported as additional diagnosis if they are not fully explained or related to the confirmed diagnosis.
If the referring physician performed a diagnostic test for the referred symptoms and just happen to find another problem incidentally, he must code the incidental finding as the secondary diagnosis.
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