ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V78.2

Screen-sickle cell dis

Diagnosis Code V78.2

ICD-9: V78.2
Short Description: Screen-sickle cell dis
Long Description: Screening for sickle-cell disease or trait
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V78.2

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)
      • V78 Special screening for disorders of blood and blood-forming organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Antenatal sickle cell screening done

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V78.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Screening (for) V82.9
      • disease or disorder V82.9
        • sickle-cell V78.2
          • trait V78.2
      • sickle-cell anemia, disease, or trait V78.2

Information for Patients

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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Sickle Cell Anemia

Also called: Hemoglobin SS disease

Sickle cell anemia is a disease in which your body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The cells are shaped like a crescent or sickle. They don't last as long as normal, round red blood cells. This leads to anemia. The sickle cells also get stuck in blood vessels, blocking blood flow. This can cause pain and organ damage.

A genetic problem causes sickle cell anemia. People with the disease are born with two sickle cell genes, one from each parent. If you only have one sickle cell gene, it's called sickle cell trait. About 1 in 12 African Americans has sickle cell trait.

The most common symptoms are pain and problems from anemia. Anemia can make you feel tired or weak. In addition, you might have shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, or coldness in the hands and feet.

A blood test can show if you have the trait or anemia. Most states test newborn babies as part of their newborn screening programs.

Sickle cell anemia has no widely available cure. Treatments can help relieve symptoms and lessen complications. Researchers are investigating new treatments such as blood and marrow stem cell transplants, gene therapy, and new medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Sickle cell test

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