2021 ICD-10-CM Code Z14

Genetic carrier

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Z14 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of genetic carrier. The code is not specific and 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.

ICD-10:Z14
Short Description:Genetic carrier
Long Description:Genetic carrier

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Genetic carrier

Non-specific codes like Z14 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 genetic carrier:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z14.0 for Hemophilia A carrier
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z14.01 for Asymptomatic hemophilia A carrier
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z14.02 for Symptomatic hemophilia A carrier
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z14.1 for Cystic fibrosis carrier
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z14.8 for Genetic carrier of other disease

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Genetic Disorders

Genes are the building blocks of heredity. They are passed from parent to child. They hold DNA, the instructions for making proteins. Proteins do most of the work in cells. They move molecules from one place to another, build structures, break down toxins, and do many other maintenance jobs.

Sometimes there is a mutation, a change in a gene or genes. The mutation changes the gene's instructions for making a protein, so the protein does not work properly or is missing entirely. This can cause a medical condition called a genetic disorder.

You can inherit a gene mutation from one or both parents. A mutation can also happen during your lifetime.

There are three types of genetic disorders:

Genetic tests on blood and other tissue can identify genetic disorders.

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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)