ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R84.8

Oth abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx

Diagnosis Code R84.8

ICD-10: R84.8
Short Description: Oth abnormal findings in specimens from resp org/thrx
Long Description: Other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R84.8

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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 R84.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Finding of pleural fluid appearance
  • Finding of pleural fluid appearance
  • Finding of pleural fluid protein content
  • Finding of pleural fluid specific gravity
  • Finding of specific gravity
  • Finding of turbidity of fluid
  • Increase of specific gravity
  • Increased albumin
  • Pleural fluid albumin raised
  • Pleural fluid bloodstained
  • Pleural fluid cloudy
  • Pleural fluid protein raised
  • Pleural fluid purulent
  • Specific gravity in pleural fluid above reference range

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