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    Default Dx for penicillin testing

    If we are testing a patient for a penicillin allergy due to a patient's reaction to penicillin which occurred months or years prior to the test, is it more appropriate to report a history of penicillin allergy code (V14.0), or an adverse effect code of 995.27 with E930.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loramarrs View Post
    If we are testing a patient for a penicillin allergy due to a patient's reaction to penicillin which occurred months or years prior to the test, is it more appropriate to report a history of penicillin allergy code (V14.0), or an adverse effect code of 995.27 with E930.0?
    Your primary diagnosis would probably be:
    V72.7 Diagnostic skin and sensitization tests (Allergy tests)
    I'd use V14.0 as a secondary diagnosis.

    I see where the index refers you to 995.27 for drug allergy, but I'm not certain you'd use it in this situation - I would think that poisoning codes are more appropriate for acute episodes, when the patient is experiencing an allergic reaction, but I could be wrong about that. Hope that helps!

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    I was not aware of the screening for allergy code - thankyou!

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