Valid for Submission
R85.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity. The code R85.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R85.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anal swab culture positive, feces: bacteria present, feces: organism o/e, feces: ova present, feces: parasite present , helicobacter pylori stool test positive, etc.
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.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code R85.5:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Positive culture findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- colonization status Z22
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R85.5 are found in the index:
- - Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - See Also: Anomaly;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anal swab culture positive
- Feces: bacteria present
- Feces: organism O/E
- Feces: ova present
- Feces: parasite present
- Helicobacter pylori stool test positive
- Mouth swab culture positive
- O/E - inspection of feces
- O/E - inspection of vomit
- O/E - inspection of vomit
- Organism specific culture for Helicobacter pylori in gastric fluid positive
- Ova in vomit O/E
- Parasite in vomit O/E
- Rapid urease test for Helicobacter pylori infection positive
- Stool culture cryptosporidium positive
- Stool culture positive
- Vomit: ova present
- Vomit: parasite present
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R85.5 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R85.5 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.