2021 ICD-10-CM Code R82.9

Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
No Valid Principal Dx
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

R82.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like R82.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:R82.9
Short Description:Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine
Long Description:Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine

Header codes like R82.9 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 other and unspecified abnormal findings in urine:

  • R82.90 - Unspecified abnormal findings in urine
  • R82.91 - Other chromoabnormalities of urine
  • R82.99 - Other abnormal findings in urine
  • R82.991 - Hypocitraturia
  • R82.992 - Hyperoxaluria
  • R82.993 - Hyperuricosuria
  • R82.994 - Hypercalciuria
  • R82.998 - Other abnormal findings in urine

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

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 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)