ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R84.6

Abnormal cytolog findings in specimens from resp org/thrx

Diagnosis Code R84.6

ICD-10: R84.6
Short Description: Abnormal cytolog findings in specimens from resp org/thrx
Long Description: Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R84.6

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis (R83-R89)
      • Abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx (R84)

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 R84.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Pleural fluid cells increased
  • Pleural fluid: lymphocytes seen
  • Pleural fluid: malignant cells present
  • Pleural fluid: pus cells seen
  • Pleural fluid: red blood cells present
  • Positive cytology findings
  • Presence of cells
  • Presence of cells
  • Presence of cells
  • Presence of cells
  • Pus cells present
  • Sputum cytology positive
  • Sputum: malignant cells

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