Sputum

"Sputum" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "sputum"

  • Sputum
    • abnormal (amount) (color) (odor) (purulent) - R09.3 Abnormal sputum
    • blood-stained - R04.2 Hemoptysis
    • excessive (cause unknown) - R09.3 Abnormal sputum

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

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.