ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R85.5

Abn microbiolog findings in specmn from dgstv org/abd cav

Diagnosis Code R85.5

ICD-10: R85.5
Short Description: Abn microbiolog findings in specmn from dgstv org/abd cav
Long Description: Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R85.5

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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 dgstv org/abd cav (R85)

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 R85.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Anal swab culture positive
  • Feces: bacteria present
  • Feces: organism O/E
  • Feces: ova present
  • Feces: parasite present
  • Mouth swab culture positive
  • On examination - inspection of feces
  • On examination - inspection of vomit
  • On examination - inspection of vomit
  • Organism specific culture for Helicobacter pylori in gastric fluid positive
  • Ova in vomit O/E
  • Parasite in vomit O/E
  • Rapid urease test for Helicobacter pylori infection positive
  • Stool culture cryptosporidium positive
  • Stool culture positive
  • Vomit: ova present
  • Vomit: parasite present

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