ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R87.811

Vaginal high risk HPV DNA test positive

Diagnosis Code R87.811

ICD-10: R87.811
Short Description: Vaginal high risk HPV DNA test positive
Long Description: Vaginal high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R87.811

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in specimens from female genital organs (R87)

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.

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R87.811 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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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.

  • Human papilloma virus deoxyribonucleic acid test positive, high risk on vaginal specimen
  • Human papillomavirus test positive

Information for Patients


Also called: Human papillomavirus

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are common viruses that can cause warts. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most are harmless, but about 30 types put you at risk for cancer. These types affect the genitals and you get them through sexual contact with an infected partner. They can be either low-risk or high-risk. Low-risk HPV can cause genital warts. High-risk HPV can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women. In men, it can lead to cancers of the anus and penis.

Although some people develop genital warts from HPV infection, others have no symptoms. Your health care provider can treat or remove the warts. In women, Pap tests can detect changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. Both Pap and HPV tests are types of cervical cancer screening.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HPV. Vaccines can protect against several types of HPV, including some that can cause cancer.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV and Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV DNA test
  • HPV vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine - Cervarix: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV Vaccine - Gardasil: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV Vaccine Gardasil┬«-9: What You Need to Know
  • Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)

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