ICD-10-CM Code R89.5

Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues

Version 2020 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R89.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R89.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abiotrophia species or granulicatella species, acinetobacter alcaligenes or acinetobacter lwoffi, acinetobacter anitratus or acinetobacter haemolyticus, acinetobacter baumannii or acinetobacter haemolyticus, acinetobacter baumannii or acinetobacter nosocomialis group, acinetobacter bereziniae or acinetobacter guillouiae, 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.

ICD-10:R89.5
Short Description:Abnormal microbiolog findings in specimens from oth org/tiss
Long Description:Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues

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 R89.5:

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.
  • Positive culture findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues

Type 1 Excludes

Type 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 R89.5 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abiotrophia species or Granulicatella species
  • Acinetobacter alcaligenes or Acinetobacter lwoffi
  • Acinetobacter anitratus or Acinetobacter haemolyticus
  • Acinetobacter baumannii or Acinetobacter haemolyticus
  • Acinetobacter baumannii or Acinetobacter nosocomialis group
  • Acinetobacter bereziniae or Acinetobacter guillouiae
  • Acinetobacter junii or Acinetobacter johnsonii
  • Acinetobacter lwoffii or Acinetobacter junii
  • Aeromonas caviae or Aeromonas hydrophila
  • Altered microbiota
  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility - finding
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility - finding
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility - finding
  • Bacteria morphologically consistent with Actinomyces spp
  • Bacteria present
  • Bacterial colony consistency
  • Bacterial colony consistency
  • Bacterial colony consistency
  • Bacterial colony consistency
  • Bacterial colony consistency
  • Bacterial colony consistency, brittle
  • Bacterial colony consistency, butyrous
  • Bacterial colony consistency, friable
  • Bacterial colony consistency, membranous
  • Bacterial colony consistency, viscous
  • Bacterial colony density
  • Bacterial colony density
  • Bacterial colony density
  • Bacterial colony density, opaque
  • Bacterial colony density, translucent
  • Bacterial colony density, transparent
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation
  • Bacterial colony elevation, convex
  • Bacterial colony elevation, dome shaped
  • Bacterial colony elevation, flat
  • Bacterial colony elevation, raised
  • Bacterial colony elevation, umbilicate
  • Bacterial colony elevation, umbonate
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis, alpha
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis, alpha prime
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis, beta
  • Bacterial colony hemolysis, gamma
  • Bacterial colony morphology, curled margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, entire margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, erose margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, filamentous margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, lobate margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, margin
  • Bacterial colony morphology, undulate margin
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape
  • Bacterial colony shape, circular
  • Bacterial colony shape, filamentous
  • Bacterial colony shape, irregular
  • Bacterial colony shape, punctiform
  • Bacterial colony shape, rhizoid
  • Bacterial colony shape, spindle
  • Bacterial colony size
  • Bacterial colony size
  • Bacterial colony size
  • Bacterial colony size, large
  • Bacterial colony size, medium
  • Bacterial colony size, small
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface appearance
  • Bacterial colony surface, creamy
  • Bacterial colony surface, dull
  • Bacterial colony surface, glistening
  • Bacterial colony surface, granular
  • Bacterial colony surface, rough
  • Bacterial colony surface, smooth
  • Bacterial growth contamination
  • Bacterial growth in artificial medium
  • Bacterial growth in cell culture
  • Bacterial growth present
  • Bacterium isolated but not further identified
  • Bacteroides buccae or Bacteroides oris
  • Bacteroides species or Prevotella species
  • Beta-lactamase positive
  • Blastoschizomyces capitatus or Candida krusei or Prototheca zopfii
  • Branching hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Broad irregular hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Budding yeast detected
  • Campylobacter antigen positive
  • Candida firmetaria or Candida inconspicua
  • Candida inconspicua or Candida krusei
  • Candida inconspicua or Candida krusei or Candida lambica
  • Candida inconspicua or Candida lambica
  • Candida, not Candida albicans
  • Cedecea species 3 or Cedecea species 5
  • Cellulomonas species or Microbacterium species
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Group Vb-3 or Pseudomonas stutzeri
  • Chilomastix mesnili cyst and trophozoite
  • Chlamydia antigen ELISA positive
  • Chlamydia PCR positive
  • Chlamydia trachomatis inconclusive
  • Chlamydia trachomatis nucleic acid detected
  • Citrobacter amalonaticus or Citrobacter diversus
  • Citrobacter species or Enterobacter cloacae
  • Clostridium bolteae or Clostridium clostridioforme
  • Comamonas acidovorans or Comamonas testosteroni
  • Corynebacterium amycolatum or Corynebacterium minutissimum
  • Corynebacterium amycolatum or Corynebacterium striatum
  • Corynebacterium amycolatum or Corynebacterium xerosis
  • Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum or Corynebacterium riegelii
  • Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum or Corynebacterium propinquum
  • Cryptococcus gattii or Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Culture positive for Bacillus anthracis
  • Culture positive for Burkholderia gladioli
  • Culture positive for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Culture positive for vancomycin resistant enterococcus
  • Cyst and trophozoite of Entamoeba dispar or Entamoeba histolytica
  • Cytoplasmic bacteria present
  • Dematiaceous mold
  • Dental caries susceptibility - finding
  • Dental caries susceptibility - finding
  • Dental caries susceptibility - finding
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid of Human herpes simplex virus 1 detected
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid of Human herpes simplex virus 2 detected
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid of Shigella species or Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli detected
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid of Varicella-zoster virus vaccine strain detected
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid of Varicella-zoster virus wild-type detected
  • Dividing bacteria detected
  • Domain Bacteria stalk cell detected
  • Ear swab culture positive
  • Encapsulated yeast detected
  • Endolimax nana cyst and trophozoite
  • Entamoeba coli cyst and trophozoite
  • Entamoeba dispar or Entamoeba histolytica trophozoite
  • Entamoeba hartmanni cyst and trophozoite
  • Entamoeba histolytica cyst and trophozoite
  • Entamoeba histolytica or Entamoeba dispar cyst
  • Entamoeba polecki cyst and trophozoite
  • Enterococcus casseliflavus or Enterococcus mundtii
  • Enteromonas hominis cyst and trophozoite
  • Extracellular Gram-negative diplococcus
  • Eye swab culture positive
  • Fasciolopsis species or Fasciola species
  • Finding of presence of dermatophyte hyphae and spores inside of hair shaft
  • Finding of presence of dermatophyte hyphae and spores outside of hair shaft
  • Finding of presence of double wall broad base budding yeast
  • Finding of presence of multiple budding yeast
  • Finding of presence of unicellular fungus
  • Finding of Providencia stuartii, urease positive
  • Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with Candida species
  • Fungus on microscopy
  • Gemella morbillorum or Streptococcus acidominimus or Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Gemella species or Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Giardia lamblia cyst and trophozoite
  • Gram-positive bacilli in chains
  • Gram-positive bacilli in palisades
  • Gram-positive cocci in chains
  • Gram-positive cocci in chains, clusters, and pairs
  • Gram-positive cocci in clusters
  • Growth of fungi - finding
  • Growth of parasites - finding
  • Growth of viruses - finding
  • Growth of viruses - finding
  • Helicobacter blood test observations
  • Helicobacter blood test positive
  • Hemagglutinating virus present
  • Hepatitis A test positive
  • High bacterial challenge
  • Histoplasma species or Ajellomyces species
  • Hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Influenza A virus subtype H1 present
  • Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 detected
  • Influenza A virus subtype H2 present
  • Influenza A virus subtype H3 present
  • Influenza A virus subtype H5 present
  • Influenza A virus subtype H7 present
  • Influenza A virus subtype H9 present
  • Inhibition of nucleic acid amplification test for Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Intracellular elementary bodies of virus detected
  • Intracellular Gram-negative diplococcus
  • Iodamoeba bütschlii cyst and trophozoite
  • Klebsiella oxytoca or Raoultella planticola or Raoultella terrigena
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae or Raoultella planticola or Raoultella terrigena
  • Klebsiella species or Enterobacter species
  • Kluyvera ascorbata or Kluyvera cryocrescens
  • Large gram-negative coccobacilli
  • Large gram-negative rods
  • Large gram-positive rods
  • Leifsonia aquatica or Microbacterium species
  • Low bacterial challenge
  • Malassezia furfur or Malassezia pachydermatis
  • Medium bacterial challenge
  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus screen positive
  • Microbiologic culture positive
  • Mite present
  • Monospot test positive
  • Motile microorganism
  • Mycelium of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Mycobacterium angelicum or Mycobacterium szulgai
  • Mycobacterium lacticola or Mycobacterium neoaurum
  • Mycobacterium mucogenicum or Mycobacterium phocaicum
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae present
  • Mycoplasma species or Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Myroides odoratimimus or Myroides odoratus
  • Nail clippings fungus positive
  • Nail clippings sent for organism evaluation
  • Narrow hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Necator species or Ancylostoma species
  • Neisseria animaloris or Neisseria zoodegmatis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae inconclusive
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae nucleic acid detected
  • Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B or Escherichia coli K1
  • Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y or Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135
  • Nocardia abscessus complex or Nocardia exalbida
  • Nonbranching hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Nonmotile microorganism
  • Nonseptate hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Non-sporulating hyaline mold
  • O/E - dark ground microorganism
  • O/E: macroscopic:organism seen
  • O/E: macroscopically: organism
  • On examination - Electron microscopy: bacteria
  • On examination - Electron microscopy: fungus
  • On examination - Electron microscopy: organism
  • On examination - Electron microscopy: parasite
  • On examination - Electron microscopy: virus
  • On examination - stained microscopy: bacteria
  • On examination - stained microscopy: fungus
  • On examination - stained microscopy: organism
  • On examination - stained microscopy: parasite
  • P.M. - parasite isolated
  • P.M.- fungus isolated
  • P.M. isolation: organism - finding
  • Parasite on microscopy
  • Partially acid fast bacilli seen
  • PCR positive for hepatitis C viral RNA
  • Plasmodium species not Plasmodium falciparum
  • Pleomorphic gram-positive rods - resembling actinomycetes
  • Polymerase chain reaction observation
  • Polymerase chain reaction observation
  • Polymerase chain reaction observation
  • Polymerase chain reaction observation
  • Polymerase chain reaction test for Hepatitis C positive
  • Porphyromonas asaccharolytica or Prevotella melaninogenica
  • Post-mortem - bacteria isolated
  • Post-mortem virus isolated
  • Presence of microbial antigen - finding
  • Presence of organism - finding
  • Presence of viral antigen - finding
  • Pseudomonas acidovorans or Pseudomonas testosteroni
  • Pseudomonas alcaligenes or Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes
  • Rare organisms
  • Retortamonas intestinalis cyst and trophozoite
  • Sample bacteria cultured
  • Sample bacteria sensitive
  • Sample fungus isolated
  • Sample organism cultured
  • Sample organism isolated
  • Sample salmonella cultured
  • Sample virus identified
  • Sample yeast isolated
  • Sample: bacteria not sensitive
  • Sample: direct microscopy: bacteria present
  • Sample: direct microscopy: fungus present
  • Sample: direct microscopy: parasite present
  • Septate hyphae of kingdom Fungi detected
  • Shiga toxin 1 and Shiga toxin 2 detected
  • Skin swab culture positive
  • Small Gram-negative rods
  • Specimen overgrowth by fungi
  • Sphingobacterium multivorum or Sphingobacterium spiritivorum
  • Sphingobacterium multivorum or Sphingobacterium thalpophilum
  • Staphylococcus chromogenes or Staphylococcus hyicus
  • Staphylococcus pseudintermedius or Staphylococcus delphini
  • Streptococcus anginosus or Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae or Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis or Streptococcus group G
  • Streptococcus equi or Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae or Streptococcus viridans group
  • Streptococcus species or Enterococcus species
  • Susceptibility to infection response - finding
  • Susceptibility to tuberculosis
  • Syphilis test finding
  • Toxoplasma polymerase chain reaction
  • Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test positive
  • Trophozoite of Endolimax nana or Iodamoeba butschlii
  • Unidentified isolate
  • Unidentified pathogenic bacteria recovered
  • Urethral swab culture positive
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus or Vibrio alginolyticus
  • Wound swab culture positive
  • Yeast detected
  • Yeast not Candida albicans and not Cryptococcus species detected
  • Yeast not Candida albicans detected
  • Yeast not Candida species and not Cryptococcus species detected
  • Yeast not Cryptococcus gattii and not Cryptococcus neoformans detected
  • Yeast not Cryptococcus species detected
  • Yeast with pseudohyphae detected
  • Yersinia enterocolitica or Yersinia frederiksenii or Yersinia intermedia

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code R89.5 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.

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

Convert R89.5 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 oth org/tiss (R89)

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