ICD-10-CM Code R87.89

Other abnormal findings in specimens from female genital organs

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

R87.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other abnormal findings in specimens from female genital organs. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R87.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like color of lochia - finding, color of lochia - finding, color of lochia - finding, finding of color of vaginal discharge, finding of quantity of vaginal discharge, green vaginal discharge, etc

The code R87.89 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

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.

Short Description:Oth abnormal findings in specmn from female genital organs
Long Description:Other abnormal findings in specimens from female genital organs

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 R87.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Abnormal chromosomal findings in specimens from female genital organs

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 R87.89 are found in the index:

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .


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

  • Color of lochia - finding
  • Color of lochia - finding
  • Color of lochia - finding
  • Finding of color of vaginal discharge
  • Finding of quantity of vaginal discharge
  • Green vaginal discharge
  • Nitrazine yellow test for detection of rupture of amniotic membrane positive
  • O/E - vaginal discharge
  • O/E - vaginal discharge
  • On examination - green vaginal discharge
  • On examination - profuse vaginal discharge
  • Profuse vaginal discharge
  • Red or brown-green tinged lochia
  • Red-green tinged lochia
  • White or yellow-green tinged lochia

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R87.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert R87.89 to ICD-9

  • 792.9 - Abn find-body subst NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in specimens from female genital organs (R87)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020