2021 ICD-10-CM Code T38.801

Poisoning by unspecified hormones and synthetic substitutes, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code
Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T38.801 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of poisoning by unspecified hormones and synthetic substitutes, accidental (unintentional). 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.

The ICD-10-CM code T38.801 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental poisoning by hormones and synthetic substitutes, hormones, synthetic substitutes and antagonist overdose or poisoning by hormone and/or synthetic substitute.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like T38.801 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:T38.801
Short Description:Poisoning by unsp hormones and synthetic sub, accidental
Long Description:Poisoning by unspecified hormones and synthetic substitutes, accidental (unintentional)

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Poisoning by unsp hormones and synthetic sub, accidental

Header codes like T38.801 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 poisoning by unsp hormones and synthetic sub, accidental:

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • K59.03 - Drug induced constipation

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 T38.801:


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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T38.801 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. According to ICD-10 coding guidelines it is advised to do not code directly from the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, instead always refer back to the Tabular List when doing the initial coding. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. It is important to use as many codes as necessary to specify all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances. If the same diagnosis code describes the causative agent for more than one adverse reaction, poisoning, toxic effect or underdosing, utilize the code only once.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
HormoneT38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »adrenal cortical steroids
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »androgenic
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »anterior pituitary NEC
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »antidiabetic agents
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »antidiuretic
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »cancer therapy
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »follicle stimulating
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »gonadotropic
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »gonadotropic
    »pituitary
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »growth
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »luteinizing
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »ovarian
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »oxytocic
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »parathyroid (derivatives)
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »pituitary (posterior) NEC
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »pituitary (posterior) NEC
    »anterior
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »specified, NEC
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806
Hormone
  »thyroid
T38.801T38.802T38.803T38.804T38.805T38.806

Information for Patients


Hormones

Hormones are your body's chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including

Endocrine glands, which are special groups of cells, make hormones. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries.

Hormones are powerful. It takes only a tiny amount to cause big changes in cells or even your whole body. That is why too much or too little of a certain hormone can be serious. Laboratory tests can measure the hormone levels in your blood, urine, or saliva. Your health care provider may perform these tests if you have symptoms of a hormone disorder. Home pregnancy tests are similar - they test for pregnancy hormones in your urine.


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Medication Errors

Medicines treat infectious diseases, prevent problems from chronic diseases, and ease pain. But medicines can also cause harmful reactions if not used correctly. Errors can happen in the hospital, at the health care provider's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by

Food and Drug Administration


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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)