ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V72.42

Pregnancy test-positive

Diagnosis Code V72.42

ICD-9: V72.42
Short Description: Pregnancy test-positive
Long Description: Pregnancy examination or test, positive result
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V72.42

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V72 Special investigations and examinations

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55) Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses (age 12 through 55)
Maternity diagnoses: Age range is 12–55 years inclusive.

Convert to ICD-10 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.
  • Z32.01 - Encounter for pregnancy test, result positive

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


So you're going to have a baby! Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will want to give your baby a healthy start.

You need to have regular visits with your healthcare provider. These prenatal care visits are very important for your baby and yourself. Some things you might do when you are pregnant could hurt your baby, such as smoking or drinking. Some medicines can also be a problem, even ones that a doctor prescribed. You will need to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet. You may also be tired and need more rest.

Your body will change as your baby grows during the nine months of your pregnancy. Don't hesitate to call your health care provider if you think you have a problem or something is bothering or worrying you.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • Common symptoms during pregnancy
  • Do's and Don'ts (Pregnancy) (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • HCG blood test - qualitative
  • Morning sickness
  • Pregnancy and travel
  • Pregnancy and work
  • Problems sleeping during pregnancy
  • Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
  • When you need to gain more weight during pregnancy

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