ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 795.81

Elev ca-embryoic antigen

Diagnosis Code 795.81

ICD-9: 795.81
Short Description: Elev ca-embryoic antigen
Long Description: Elevated carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 795.81

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Nonspecific abnormal findings (790-796)
      • 795 Nonspecific abnormal histological and immunological findings

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R97.0 - Elevated carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA]

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 795.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Elevation
      • carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA] 795.81
    • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
      • carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA] 795.81

Information for Patients


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