ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V77.6

Screen-cystic fibrosis

Diagnosis Code V77.6

ICD-9: V77.6
Short Description: Screen-cystic fibrosis
Long Description: Screening for cystic fibrosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V77.6

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)
      • V77 Special screening for endocrine, nutritional, metabolic, and immunity disorders

Information for Patients

Cystic Fibrosis

Also called: CF

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. CF causes your mucus to be thick and sticky. The mucus clogs the lungs, causing breathing problems and making it easy for bacteria to grow. This can lead to problems such as repeated lung infections and lung damage.

The symptoms and severity of CF vary widely. Some people have serious problems from birth. Others have a milder version of the disease that doesn't show up until they are teens or young adults.

Although there is no cure for CF, treatments have improved greatly in recent years. Until the 1980s, most deaths from CF occurred in children and teenagers. Today, with improved treatments, some people who have CF are living into their forties, fifties, or older.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis - nutritional considerations
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • Neonatal cystic fibrosis screening
  • Postural drainage
  • Sweat electrolytes test
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Using oxygen at home

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Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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