ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R78.9

Finding of unsp substance, not normally found in blood

Diagnosis Code R78.9

ICD-10: R78.9
Short Description: Finding of unsp substance, not normally found in blood
Long Description: Finding of unspecified substance, not normally found in blood
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R78.9

Valid for Submission
The code R78.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
      • Find of drugs and oth substnc, not normally found in blood (R78)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R78.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 947 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITH MCC
  • 948 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Blood drug level high
  • Blood drug level low
  • Excessive blood level of drug

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