ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V81.5

Screen for nephropathy

Diagnosis Code V81.5

ICD-9: V81.5
Short Description: Screen for nephropathy
Long Description: Screening for nephropathy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V81.5

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)
      • V81 Special screening for cardiovascular, respiratory, and genitourinary diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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.

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Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fists. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney about a million tiny structures called nephrons filter blood. They remove waste products and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include:

  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Stones
  • Infections

Your doctor can run tests to find out if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail completely, a kidney transplant or dialysis can replace the work your kidneys normally do.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • 24-hour urine protein
  • Abdominal MRI
  • Abdominal tap
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Acid loading test (pH)
  • Acute nephritic syndrome
  • Albumin - serum
  • Analgesic nephropathy
  • Atheroembolic renal disease
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Bilateral hydronephrosis
  • BUN
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Creatinine - urine
  • Distal renal tubular acidosis
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerular filtration rate
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Kidney removal
  • Kidney removal - discharge
  • Medicines and Kidney Disease - NIH (National Kidney Disease Education Program)
  • Membranoproliferative GN I
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Microalbuminuria test
  • Minimal change disease
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Protein urine test
  • Proximal renal tubular acidosis
  • Reflux nephropathy
  • Renal arteriography
  • Renal papillary necrosis
  • Renal perfusion scintiscan
  • Renal scan
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Renal venogram
  • Total protein
  • Unilateral hydronephrosis
  • Urinary casts

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