Diagnosis Code R79.0
Information for Medical Professionals
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R79.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 790.6 - Abn blood chemistry NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Blood copper abnormal
- Cobalt in blood specimen above reference range
- Cobalt in blood specimen below reference range
- Cobalt in blood specimen outside reference range
- Growth retardation, amino aciduria, cholestasis, iron overload, lactic acidosis, and early death
- Heavy metal in blood specimen above reference range
- Iron overload
- Serum copper level abnormal
- Serum iron level abnormal
- Serum iron low
- Serum iron raised
- Serum zinc level low
- Zinc in blood specimen outside reference range
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R79.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Abnormal blood level of cobalt
- Abnormal blood level of copper
- Abnormal blood level of iron
- Abnormal blood level of magnesium
- Abnormal blood level of mineral NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the Tabular List.
- Abnormal blood level of zinc
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- abnormal level of lithium (R78.89)
- disorders of mineral metabolism (E83.-)
- neonatal hypomagnesemia (P71.2)
- nutritional mineral deficiency (E58-E61)
Information for Patients
Your blood is made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts, and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Red blood cells (RBC) deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. White blood cells (WBC) fight infection and are part of your immune system. Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells. Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. Red blood cells live about 120 days, and platelets live about 6 days. Some white blood cells live less than a day, but others live much longer.
There are four blood types: A, B, AB, or O. Also, blood is either Rh-positive or Rh-negative. So if you have type A blood, it's either A positive or A negative. Which type you are is important if you need a blood transfusion. And your Rh factor could be important if you become pregnant - an incompatibility between your type and the baby's could create problems.
Blood tests such as blood count tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working. Problems with your blood may include bleeding disorders, excessive clotting and platelet disorders. If you lose too much blood, you may need a transfusion.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute