ICD-10-CM Code R78.8

Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Not Valid for Submission

R78.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:R78.8
Short Description:Finding of oth substances, not normally found in blood
Long Description:Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood

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

  • R78.81 - Bacteremia
  • R78.89 - Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood

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)
      • Find of drugs and oth substnc, not normally found in blood (R78)

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 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020