ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V73.81

Special screen exam HPV

Diagnosis Code V73.81

ICD-9: V73.81
Short Description: Special screen exam HPV
Long Description: Special screening examination for Human papillomavirus (HPV)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V73.81

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)
      • V73 Special screening examination for viral and chlamydial diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z11.51 - Encounter for screening for human papillomavirus (HPV)

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V73.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Screening (for) V82.9
      • disease or disorder V82.9
        • HPV (human papillomavirus) V73.81
        • human papillomavirus (HPV) V73.81
      • HPV (human papillomavirus) V73.81
      • human papillomavirus (HPV) V73.81

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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