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What does it mean if my doctor wrote and order for blood work and wrote dx: sle 710.0 at the top of the paper?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Testing: It could mean that he or she is testing for a particular diagnosis such as sle, systemic lupus erythematosus. However, it could also be that the doctor needs certain antibody tests done and the insurance company requires certain codes to be written down to have the tests paid for. The doctor may not suspect lupus but no other codes may cover the testing.

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Last updated Jul 22, 2014

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