ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R78.4

Finding of other drugs of addictive potential in blood

Diagnosis Code R78.4

ICD-10: R78.4
Short Description: Finding of other drugs of addictive potential in blood
Long Description: Finding of other drugs of addictive potential in blood
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R78.4

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
      • Find of drugs and oth substnc, not normally found in blood (R78)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R78.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Screening for drug of abuse in blood specimen positive

Information for Patients


Drug Abuse

Also called: Substance abuse

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Abused drugs include

  • Methamphetamine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Club drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs, including opioids

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Drug abuse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug dependence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)


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