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ICD-10-CM Code D72.829
Elevated white blood cell count, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D72.829 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of elevated white blood cell count, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D728 is used to code Leukocytosis

Leukocytosis is white blood cells (the leukocyte count) above the normal range in the blood. It is frequently a sign of an inflammatory response, most commonly the result of infection, but may also occur following certain parasitic infections or bone tumors. It may also occur after strenuous exercise, convulsions such as epilepsy, emotional stress, pregnancy and labour, anesthesia, and epinephrine administration.

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Pathology
MeSH Codes: D007964, D007964, D007955, , D008231
ICD 9 Codes: 288.3, 288.6, 288.62, 288.8, 288.8
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Coding Notes for D72.829 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Elevated leukocytes, unspecified
Leukocytosis, unspecified

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #814-816 - Reticuloendothelial and immunity disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #814-816 - Reticuloendothelial and immunity disorders with CC.
  • DRG Group #814-816 - Reticuloendothelial and immunity disorders without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D72.829 - Elevated white blood cell count, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D72.829. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Leukocytosis, unspecified (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 288.60 was previously used, D72.829 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: D72.82 - Elevated white blood cell count

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