ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R78.79

Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood

Diagnosis Code R78.79

ICD-10: R78.79
Short Description: Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood
Long Description: Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R78.79

Valid for Submission
The code R78.79 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 R78.79 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood
  • Heavy metal in blood specimen above reference range

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