ICD-10-CM Code Q93.5

Other deletions of part of a chromosome

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Q93.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other deletions of part of a chromosome. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Q93.5
Short Description:Other deletions of part of a chromosome
Long Description:Other deletions of part of a chromosome

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Q93.51 - Angelman syndrome
  • Q93.59 - Other deletions of part of a chromosome

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • Q93.51 - Angelman syndrome
  • Q93.59 - Other deletions of part of a chromosome

Convert Q93.5 to ICD-9

  • 758.39 - Autosomal deletions NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Chromosomal abnormalities, not elsewhere classified (Q90-Q99)
      • Monosomies and deletions from the autosomes, NEC (Q93)

Code History

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

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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