Billable Medical Code for Screening Examination For Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM V74.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM V74.1.
The Short Description Is: Screening-pulmonary TB.
PPD is also known as screening for pulmonary TB, screening for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB of the lung), and screening for pulmonary tuberculosis done.
PPD Definition and Symptoms
PPD, which stands for purified protein derivative, is a skin test used to diagnose tuberculosis infection. This test is performed by cleaning a small area of skin and receiving a shot that contains PPD. The reasons this test may performed are if you have been around someone with tuberculosis, work in a health care setting, or have a weakened immune system.