R76.1 - Nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis

Version 2023
No Valid Principal Dx
ICD-10:R76.1
Short Description:Nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis
Long Description:Nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
      • Other abnormal immunological findings in serum (R76)

R76.1 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Specific Coding for Nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis

Non-specific codes like R76.1 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 nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R76.11 for Nonspecific reaction to tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use R76.12 for Nonspecific reaction to cell mediated immunity measurement of gamma interferon antigen response without active tuberculosis

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