2021 ICD-10-CM Code R74.0

Nonspecific elevation of levels of transaminase and lactic acid dehydrogenase [LDH]

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R74.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nonspecific elevation of levels of transaminase and lactic acid dehydrogenase [ldh]. The code 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:R74.0
Short Description:Nonspec elev of levels of transamns & lactic acid dehydrgnse
Long Description:Nonspecific elevation of levels of transaminase and lactic acid dehydrogenase [LDH]

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Nonspec elev of levels of transamns & lactic acid dehydrgnse

Header codes like R74.0 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 nonspec elev of levels of transamns & lactic acid dehydrgnse:

  • R74.01 - Elevation of levels of liver transaminase levels
  • R74.02 - Elevation of levels of lactic acid dehydrogenase [LDH]

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 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, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • R74.01 - Elevation of levels of liver transaminase levels
  • R74.02 - Elevation of levels of lactic acid dehydrogenase [LDH]

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Deleted, 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)