ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z14.8

Genetic carrier of other disease

Diagnosis Code Z14.8

ICD-10: Z14.8
Short Description: Genetic carrier of other disease
Long Description: Genetic carrier of other disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z14.8

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Genetic carrier and genetic susceptibility to disease (Z14-Z15)
      • Genetic carrier (Z14)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral 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.
  • V83.89 - Genetic carrier stat NEC

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z14.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

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  • Familial disease
  • Genetic disorder carrier
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hemophilia carrier
  • Hereditary disease
  • Heterozygous protocadherin 19 gene mutation positive
  • Manifesting female carrier of X-linked muscular dystrophy
  • X-linked muscular dystrophy with abnormal dystrophin
  • X-linked muscular dystrophy with limb girdle distribution

Information for Patients

Genetic Disorders

Genes are the building blocks of heredity. They are passed from parent to child. They hold DNA, the instructions for making proteins. Proteins do most of the work in cells. They move molecules from one place to another, build structures, break down toxins, and do many other maintenance jobs.

Sometimes there is a mutation, a change in a gene or genes. The mutation changes the gene's instructions for making a protein, so the protein does not work properly or is missing entirely. This can cause a medical condition called a genetic disorder.

You can inherit a gene mutation from one or both parents. A mutation can also happen during your lifetime.

There are three types of genetic disorders:

  • Single-gene disorders, where a mutation affects one gene. Sickle cell anemia is an example.
  • Chromosomal disorders, where chromosomes (or parts of chromosomes) are missing or changed. Chromosomes are the structures that hold our genes. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder.
  • Complex disorders, where there are mutations in two or more genes. Often your lifestyle and environment also play a role. Colon cancer is an example.

Genetic tests on blood and other tissue can identify genetic disorders.

NIH: National Library of Medicine

  • Genetics

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