ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R88.8

Abnormal findings in other body fluids and substances

Diagnosis Code R88.8

ICD-10: R88.8
Short Description: Abnormal findings in other body fluids and substances
Long Description: Abnormal findings in other body fluids and substances
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R88.8

Valid for Submission
The code R88.8 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 other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in other body fluids and substances (R88)

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 R88.8 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
  • Abnormal ascitic fluid chemistry
  • Amniotic fluid - bloodstained
  • Amniotic fluid examination abnormal
  • Finding of amniotic fluid appearance
  • Finding of ascitic fluid chemistry
  • Finding of pleural fluid specific gravity
  • Finding of specific gravity
  • Specific gravity in pleural fluid below reference range

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