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2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R80.3

Bence Jones proteinuria

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Bence Jones proteinuria
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Abnormal findings on examination of urine, without diagnosis
      • Proteinuria

R80.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bence jones proteinuria. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Bence Jones protein detected
  • Bence-Jones proteinuria
  • Intermittent Bence Jones proteinuria
  • Light-chain proteinuria
  • Persistent Bence Jones proteinuria
  • Persistent proteinuria

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Pre-Eclampsia

    a complication of pregnancy, characterized by a complex of symptoms including maternal hypertension and proteinuria with or without pathological edema. symptoms may range between mild and severe. pre-eclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week of gestation, but may develop before this time in the presence of trophoblastic disease.
  • Proteinuria

    the presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of kidney diseases.
  • Kidney Diseases

    pathological processes of the kidney or its component tissues.
  • Grade 1 Proteinuria, CTCAE|Grade 1 Proteinuria|Grade 1 Proteinuria

    1+ proteinuria; urinary protein > or = to uln-<1.0 g/24 hrs
  • Grade 2 Proteinuria, CTCAE|Grade 2 Proteinuria|Grade 2 Proteinuria

    adult: 2+ and 3+ proteinuria; urinary protein 1.0-<3.5 g/24 hrs; pediatric: urine p/c (protein/creatinine) ratio 0.5-1.9
  • Grade 3 Proteinuria, CTCAE|Grade 3 Proteinuria|Grade 3 Proteinuria

    adult: urinary protein >=3.5 g/24 hrs; 4+ proteinuria; pediatric: urine p/c (protein/creatinine) ratio >1.9
  • Maternal Proteinuria

    the presence of excessive protein, chiefly albumin but also globulin, in the urine of a pregnant woman.
  • Nephrotic Range Proteinuria

    in children, urine protein greater than or equal to 40mg/m^2/h; alternatively, greater than or equal to 0.25gm/mmol creatinine or 2gm/gm creatinine obtained from a first morning specimen.
  • Proteinuria

    the presence of abnormal amounts of protein in the urine.
  • Proteinuria, CTCAE 5.0|Proteinuria|Proteinuria

    a disorder characterized by laboratory test results that indicate the presence of excessive protein in the urine. it is predominantly albumin, but also globulin.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert R80.3 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 791.0 - Proteinuria
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Urine and Urination

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The waste is called urea. Your blood carries it to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to urinate. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours.

You may have problems with urination if you have:

  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Bladder control problems like incontinence, overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis
  • A blockage that prevents you from emptying your bladder

Some conditions may also cause you to have blood or protein in your urine. If you have a urinary problem, see your health care provider. Urinalysis and other urine tests can help to diagnose the problem. Treatment depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.