ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R82.5

Elevated urine levels of drug/meds/biol subst

Diagnosis Code R82.5

ICD-10: R82.5
Short Description: Elevated urine levels of drug/meds/biol subst
Long Description: Elevated urine levels of drugs, medicaments and biological substances
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R82.5

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of urine, without diagnosis (R80-R82)
      • Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine (R82)

Information for Medical Professionals

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.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R82.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acetaminophen in urine
  • Amphetamine in urine
  • Drug level in urine specimen above therapeutic range
  • Drug, medicament, or biological substance in urine above reference range
  • High 17-ketosteroid level in urine
  • High catecholamine level in urine
  • High indoleacetic acid level in urine
  • Imipramine in urine
  • Increased 17-ketosteroids level
  • Increased vanillylmandelic acid level
  • Lactosuria
  • Lipiduria
  • Mannoheptulosuria
  • Paraquat in urine
  • Phenothiazine in urine
  • Porphobilinogen in urine - finding
  • Porphyrins in urine - finding
  • Presence of drug - finding
  • Raised urine VMA
  • Screening for drug of abuse in urine specimen positive
  • Urinary reducing substance
  • Urine 17 ketogenic steroid level abnormal
  • Urine adrenalin level abnormal
  • Urine norepinephrine level abnormal
  • Urine urate abnormal

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R82.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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

  • Clean catch urine sample (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Frequent or urgent urination (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • RBC urine test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinalysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary catheters (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Urinating more at night (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urination - difficulty with flow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urination - painful (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urine - bloody (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urine 24-hour volume (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urine odor (Medical Encyclopedia)

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