Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R82.71


ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
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
      • Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine

R82.71 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of bacteriuria. 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:

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria
  • Bacteria seen in urine by microscopy
  • Bacteriuria
  • Urine chlamydia trachomatis test positive
  • Urine culture - acid-fast bacilli
  • Urine culture - E. coli
  • Urine culture - Pseudomonas
  • Urine culture - Staph. albus
  • Urine culture - Streptococcus faecalis
  • Urine culture: organisms - finding
  • Urine culture: organisms - finding
  • Urine culture: organisms - finding
  • Urine culture: organisms - finding
  • Urine culture: organisms - finding
  • Urine microscopy: orgs/FB's - finding

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Bacteriuria

    the presence of bacteria in the urine which is normally bacteria-free. these bacteria are from the urinary tract and are not contaminants of the surrounding tissues. bacteriuria can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. significant bacteriuria is an indicator of urinary tract infection.
  • Urinary Tract

    the duct which coveys urine from the pelvis of the kidney through the ureters, bladder, and urethra.

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).

Replacement Code

R8271 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • R82.7 - Abnormal findings on microbiological examination of urine

Convert R82.71 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 791.9 - Abn urine findings NEC
    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.

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


[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.