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ICD-10-CM Code E72
Other disorders of amino-acid metabolism

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code E72 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of E72 that describes the diagnosis 'other disorders of amino-acid metabolism' in more detail.


The ICD code E72 is used to code Congenital disorders of amino acid metabolism

Inborn errors of amino acid metabolism are metabolic disorders which impair the synthesis and degradation of amino acids.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Code: D000592
ICD 9 Code: 270

The general structure of an α-amino acid, with the amino group on the left and the carboxyl group on the right.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E72 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Disorders of:
Aromatic amino-acid metabolism - instead, use code E70.-
Branched-chain amino-acid metabolism (E71.0-E71.2) - instead, use code E71.0-
Fatty-acid metabolism - instead, use code E71.3
Purine and pyrimidine metabolism - instead, use code E79.-
Gout (M1A.-, M10.-) - instead, use code M1A.-

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