2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R70

Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and abnormality of plasma viscosity

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that may be applicable to R70:
  • R00-R99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
  • R70-R79
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range R70-R79

    Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis

    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • abnormalities of lipids (E78.-)
    • abnormalities of platelets and thrombocytes (D69.-)
    • abnormalities of white blood cells classified elsewhere (D70-D72)
    • coagulation hemorrhagic disorders (D65-D68)
    • diagnostic abnormal findings classified elsewhere - see Alphabetical Index
    • hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn (P50-P61)
    Abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R70
R68.19 Other nonspecific symptoms peculiar to infancy
R68.2 Dry mouth, unspecified
R68.3 Clubbing of fingers
R68.8 Other general symptoms and signs
R68.81 Early satiety
R68.82 Decreased libido
R68.83 Chills (without fever)
R68.84 Jaw pain
R68.89 Other general symptoms and signs
R69 Illness, unspecified
R70 Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and abnormality of plasma viscosity
R70.0 Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
R70.1 Abnormal plasma viscosity
R71 Abnormality of red blood cells
R71.0 Precipitous drop in hematocrit
R71.8 Other abnormality of red blood cells
R73 Elevated blood glucose level
R73.0 Abnormal glucose
R73.01 Impaired fasting glucose
R73.02 Impaired glucose tolerance (oral)
R73.03 Prediabetes

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