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Sep 13th, 2010 - rphelps 615  1 

elevated liver functions

What is the correct ICD9 code for this?

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Sep 13th, 2010 -

What is 794.8?

Now I'll take ICD codes for $200 Alex

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Sep 13th, 2010 - rphelps 615  1 

elevated liver

794.8 says liver scan. I have been using 790.4 for elevated lab tests, is this incorrect/

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Sep 13th, 2010 - TNJ16 2 

Elev lft

I have been using 790.4 as well.

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Oct 6th, 2010 - jschmutz   323 

Elevated LDH and transaminase in liver function (790.4)

Lactate dehydrogenase is an enzyme found in many body tissues, including the liver. Elevated levels of LDH may indicate liver damage.

Liver function tests (LFTs or LFs), which include liver enzymes, are groups of clinical biochemistry laboratory blood assays designed to give information about the state of a patient's liver. Some tests are associated with functionality (eg. albumin); some with cellular integrity (eg. transaminase) and some with conditions linked to the biliary tract (gamma-glutamyl transferase and alkaline phosphatase).

790.4 Nonspecific elevation of levels of transaminase or lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH)

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Oct 6th, 2010 -

Not in my book

[794.8 says liver scan. I have been using 790.4 for elevated lab tests, is this incorrect/]

Abnormal liver function studies or scan. I use it all the time for all kinds of tests

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