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ICD-10-CM Code R79.8
Other specified abnormal findings of blood chemistry

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 R79.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of R79.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other specified abnormal findings of blood chemistry' in more detail.

The ICD code R798 is used to code Azotemia

Azotemia (azot, "nitrogen" + -emia, "blood condition") is a medical condition characterized by abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds (such as urea, creatinine, various body waste compounds, and other nitrogen-rich compounds) in the blood. It is largely related to insufficient or dysfunctional filtering of blood by the kidneys. It can lead to uremia if not controlled.

Specialty: Nephrology
MeSH Code: D053099
ICD 9 Code: 790.6
Source: Wikipedia

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Random blood sugar low (finding)
  • Random blood sugar raised (finding)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'R79.8 - Other specified abnormal findings of blood chemistry'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code R79.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: R79 - Other abnormal findings of blood chemistry

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