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DX question on Mild Transaminitis?

Amy Posted Fri 07th of December, 2012 19:55:10 PM

I was wondering if my dx code 790.4 is the same thing for this dx?
In the report it states mild Transaminitis, but in the ICD-9-CM book as I have the 2011 version, it only shows Transaminasemia? The code for that is 790.4. DOes it mean the same thing? Is this code correct?

Thanks,

Amy Bedford-CPC

SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of December, 2012 22:27:06 PM

When liver enzymes which belong inside the cells leak out into the blood stream, this is called transaminitis which is correctly depicted by 790.4

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