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    what would be the best dx code for elevated troponin?

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    Is that the diagnosis that's listed in the chart?


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    Default dx elevated troponin
    I come up with about 3 different ones, all of them nonspecific. You could go any of several different ways.

    794.39 nonspecific abnormal function study of cardiovascular system (troponin is pretty specific to the cardiac muscle)--this is ill defined though. I'm kind of on the fence with this one.

    796.4 abnormal clinical findings--this one is a possibility as it's pretty generic.

    790.99 nonspecific findings on examination of blood-- This one is also a possiblity. I'ts also generic.

    I don't know if you are aware of this web site, but am sending the link. This is a good source for lab tests. It explains them, as in why and where, and gives you norms and so forth. I use it all the time.

    Sorry, but it looks like this is another of those that is coder choice.

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