ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V26.21

Fertility testing

Diagnosis Code V26.21

ICD-9: V26.21
Short Description: Fertility testing
Long Description: Fertility testing
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V26.21

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction and development (V20-V29)
      • V26 Procreative management

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z31.41 - Encounter for fertility testing

  • Semen examination: infertile
  • Sperm number/cc good: greater than 60 million
  • Sperm number/cc moderate: 30-60 million

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V26.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fallopian
      • insufflation
        • fertility testing V26.21
    • Insufflation
      • fallopian
        • fertility testing V26.21
    • Sperm counts
      • fertility testing V26.21
    • Test(s)
      • fertility V26.21

Information for Patients


Also called: Sterility

Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman can get pregnant but keeps having miscarriages or stillbirths, that's also called infertility.

Infertility is fairly common. After one year of having unprotected sex, about 15 percent of couples are unable to get pregnant. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause can be found.

There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Drugs, assisted reproductive technology, and surgery are common treatments. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome
  • Infertility

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