Diagnosis Code R87.61
Information for Medical Professionals
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R87.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- abnormal cytological findings in specimens from other female genital organs (R87.69)
- abnormal cytological findings in specimens from vagina (R87.62-)
- carcinoma in situ of cervix uteri (histologically confirmed) (D06.-)
- cervical intraepithelial neoplasia I [CIN I] (N87.0)
- cervical intraepithelial neoplasia II [CIN II] (N87.1)
- cervical intraepithelial neoplasia III [CIN III] (D06.-)
- dysplasia (mild) (moderate) of cervix uteri (histologically confirmed) (N87.-)
- severe dysplasia of cervix uteri (histologically confirmed) (D06.-)
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: Type 2 Excludes Notes
A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- cervical high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive (R87.810)
- cervical low risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test positive (R87.820)
Information for Patients
Cervical Cancer Screening
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cancer screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Cancer found early may be easier to treat.
Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health checkup. There are two types of tests: the Pap test and the HPV test. For both, the doctor or nurse collects cells from the surface of the cervix. With the Pap test, the lab checks the sample for cancer cells or abnormal cells that could become cancer later. With the HPV test, the lab checks for HPV infection. HPV is a virus that spreads through sexual contact. It can sometimes lead to cancer. If your screening tests are abnormal, your doctor may do more tests, such as a biopsy.
Cervical cancer screening has risks. The results can sometimes be wrong, and you may have unnecessary follow-up tests. There are also benefits. Screening has been shown to decrease the number of deaths from cervical cancer. You and your doctor should discuss your risk for cervical cancer, the pros and cons of the screening tests, at what age to start being screened, and how often to be screened.
- Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention (Medical Encyclopedia)
- HPV DNA test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)
- Pap smear (Medical Encyclopedia)