ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R97.8

Other abnormal tumor markers

Diagnosis Code R97.8

ICD-10: R97.8
Short Description: Other abnormal tumor markers
Long Description: Other abnormal tumor markers
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R97.8

Valid for Submission
The code R97.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • Z19.1 - Hormone sensitive malignancy status
  • Z19.2 - Hormone resistant malignancy status

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Abnormal tumor markers (R97)
      • Abnormal tumor markers (R97)

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 R97.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 795.89 - Abnorml tumor marker NEC

  • Endometrial cancer genetic marker of susceptibility positive
  • Increased cancer antigen 125
  • Ovarian cancer genetic marker of susceptibility positive
  • Positive genetic finding
  • Positive genetic finding
  • Prostate specific antigen abnormal

Information for Patients

Laboratory Tests

Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results. These include

  • Your sex, age and race
  • What you eat and drink
  • Medicines you take
  • How well you followed pre-test instructions

Your doctor may also compare your results to results from previous tests. Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.

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