ICD-9 Code 678.03

Fetal hematologic conditions, antepartum condition or complication

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678.03 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fetal hematologic conditions, antepartum condition or complication. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 678.03
Short Description:Fetal hematologic-ante
Long Description:Fetal hematologic conditions, antepartum condition or complication

Convert 678.03 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • O35.8XX0 - Maternal care for oth fetal abnormality and damage, unsp
  • O36.8210 - Fetal anemia and thrombocytopenia, first trimester, unsp
  • O36.8220 - Fetal anemia and thrombocytopenia, second trimester, unsp
  • O36.8230 - Fetal anemia and thrombocytopenia, third trimester, unsp

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Other Maternal and Fetal Complications (678-679)
      • 678 Other fetal conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

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Information for Patients


Blood Disorders

Also called: Hematologic diseases

Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders are inherited. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of medicines, and a lack of certain nutrients in your diet.

Types of blood disorders include

  • Platelet disorders, excessive clotting, and bleeding problems, which affect how your blood clots
  • Anemia, which happens when your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body
  • Cancers of the blood, such as leukemia and myeloma
  • Eosinophilic disorders, which are problems with one type of white blood cell.
  • Blood differential
  • Blood smear
  • CBC
  • Hematocrit
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn
  • Hyperviscosity - newborn
  • Low white blood cell count and cancer
  • Neutropenia - infants
  • RBC count
  • RBC indices
  • Serum free hemoglobin test
  • WBC count

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Fetal Health and Development

A normal pregnancy lasts nine months. Each three-month period of pregnancy is called a trimester. During each trimester, the fetus grows and develops. There are specific prenatal tests to monitor both the mother's health and fetal health during each trimester.

With modern technology, health professionals can

  • Detect birth defects
  • Identify problems that may affect childbirth
  • Correct some kinds of fetal problems before the baby is born
  • Developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract
  • Fetal development
  • Intrauterine growth restriction

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.