ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V83.89

Genetic carrier stat NEC

Diagnosis Code V83.89

ICD-9: V83.89
Short Description: Genetic carrier stat NEC
Long Description: Other genetic carrier status
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V83.89

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Genetics (V83-V84)
      • V83 Genetic carrier status

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z14.8 - Genetic carrier of other disease

  • Carrier of hereditary factor IX deficiency disease
  • Carrier of sickle cell gene mutation
  • Carrier of Tay Sachs disease gene mutation
  • Manifesting female carrier of X-linked muscular dystrophy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V83.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Carrier (suspected) of
      • defective gene V83.89
      • genetic defect V83.89
    • Defect, defective 759.9
      • gene, carrier (suspected) of V83.89

Information for Patients

Genetic Disorders

Genes are the building blocks of heredity. They are passed from parent to child. They hold DNA, the instructions for making proteins. Proteins do most of the work in cells. They move molecules from one place to another, build structures, break down toxins, and do many other maintenance jobs.

Sometimes there is a mutation, a change in a gene or genes. The mutation changes the gene's instructions for making a protein, so the protein does not work properly or is missing entirely. This can cause a medical condition called a genetic disorder.

You can inherit a gene mutation from one or both parents. A mutation can also happen during your lifetime.

There are three types of genetic disorders:

  • Single-gene disorders, where a mutation affects one gene. Sickle cell anemia is an example.
  • Chromosomal disorders, where chromosomes (or parts of chromosomes) are missing or changed. Chromosomes are the structures that hold our genes. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder.
  • Complex disorders, where there are mutations in two or more genes. Often your lifestyle and environment also play a role. Colon cancer is an example.

Genetic tests on blood and other tissue can identify genetic disorders.

NIH: National Library of Medicine

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