Positive

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term positive to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Positive
    • culture (nonspecific)
      • blood - R78.81 Bacteremia
      • bronchial washings - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
      • cerebrospinal fluid - R83.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in cerebrospinal fluid
      • cervix uteri - R87.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from female genital organs
      • nasal secretions - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
      • nipple discharge - R89.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
      • nose - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
        • staphylococcus (Methicillin susceptible) - Z22.321 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
          • Methicillin resistant - Z22.322 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
      • peritoneal fluid - R85.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
      • pleural fluid - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
      • prostatic secretions - R86.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from male genital organs
      • saliva - R85.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
      • seminal fluid - R86.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from male genital organs
      • sputum - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
      • synovial fluid - R89.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
      • throat scrapings - R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
      • urine - R82.79 Other abnormal findings on microbiological examination of urine
      • vagina - R87.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from female genital organs
      • vulva - R87.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from female genital organs
      • wound secretions - R89.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
    • PPD (skin test) - R76.11 Nonspecific reaction to tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis
    • serology for syphilis - A53.0 Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
      • false - R76.8 Other specified abnormal immunological findings in serum
      • with signs or symptoms - code as Syphilis, by site and stage
    • skin test, tuberculin (without active tuberculosis) - R76.11 Nonspecific reaction to tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis
    • test, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - R75 Inconclusive laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]
    • VDRL - A53.0 Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
      • with signs or symptoms - code by site and stage under Syphilis - A53.9 Syphilis, unspecified
    • Wassermann reaction - A53.0 Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to positive within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Blood: The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.

Cerebrospinal Fluid: A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.

Cervix Uteri: The neck portion of the UTERUS between the lower isthmus and the VAGINA forming the cervical canal.

Methicillin Resistance: Non-susceptibility of a microbe to the action of METHICILLIN, a semi-synthetic penicillin derivative.

Nose: A part of the upper respiratory tract. It contains the organ of SMELL. The term includes the external nose, the nasal cavity, and the PARANASAL SINUSES.

Saliva: The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SALIVARY GLANDS and mucous glands of the mouth. It contains MUCINS, water, organic salts, and ptylin.

Sputum: Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.

Synovial Fluid: The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE. It contains mucin, albumin, fat, and mineral salts and serves to lubricate joints.

Urine: Liquid by-product of excretion produced in the kidneys, temporarily stored in the bladder until discharge through the URETHRA.

Vagina: The genital canal in the female, extending from the UTERUS to the VULVA. (Stedman, 25th ed)

Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.