ICD-10-CM Code Z67

Blood type

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z67 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of blood type. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Blood type
Long Description:Blood type

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z67.1 - Type A blood
  • Z67.10 - Type A blood, Rh positive
  • Z67.11 - Type A blood, Rh negative
  • Z67.2 - Type B blood
  • Z67.20 - Type B blood, Rh positive
  • Z67.21 - Type B blood, Rh negative
  • Z67.3 - Type AB blood
  • Z67.30 - Type AB blood, Rh positive
  • Z67.31 - Type AB blood, Rh negative
  • Z67.4 - Type O blood
  • Z67.40 - Type O blood, Rh positive
  • Z67.41 - Type O blood, Rh negative
  • Z67.9 - Unspecified blood type
  • Z67.90 - Unspecified blood type, Rh positive
  • Z67.91 - Unspecified blood type, Rh negative

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Blood type (Z67)
      • Blood type (Z67)

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

Information for Patients


Your blood is made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts, and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Red blood cells (RBC) deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. White blood cells (WBC) fight infection and are part of your immune system. Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells. Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. Red blood cells live about 120 days, and platelets live about 6 days. Some white blood cells live less than a day, but others live much longer.

There are four blood types: A, B, AB, or O. Also, blood is either Rh-positive or Rh-negative. So if you have type A blood, it's either A positive or A negative. Which type you are is important if you need a blood transfusion. And your Rh factor could be important if you become pregnant - an incompatibility between your type and the baby's could create problems.

Blood tests such as blood count tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working. Problems with your blood may include bleeding disorders, excessive clotting and platelet disorders. If you lose too much blood, you may need a transfusion.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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