2021 ICD-10-CM Code D72.8

Other specified disorders of white blood cells

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

D72.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified disorders of white blood cells. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:D72.8
Short Description:Other specified disorders of white blood cells
Long Description:Other specified disorders of white blood cells

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other specified disorders of white blood cells

Non-specific codes like D72.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other specified disorders of white blood cells:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D72.81 for Decreased white blood cell count
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.810 for Lymphocytopenia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.818 for Other decreased white blood cell count
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.819 for Decreased white blood cell count, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - D72.82 for Elevated white blood cell count
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.820 for Lymphocytosis (symptomatic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.821 for Monocytosis (symptomatic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.822 for Plasmacytosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.823 for Leukemoid reaction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.824 for Basophilia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.825 for Bandemia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.828 for Other elevated white blood cell count
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.829 for Elevated white blood cell count, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D72.89 for Other specified disorders of white blood cells

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Blood Disorders

Also called: Hematologic diseases

Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders are inherited. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet.

Types of blood disorders include


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)