2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R85

Abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • R85 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Abnormal findings in specimens from dgstv org/abd cav
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R85 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R85 - other international versions of ICD-10 R85 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R85. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • cloudy peritoneal dialysis effluent (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R88.0

    Cloudy (hemodialysis) (peritoneal) dialysis effluent

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    R88.0
    )
  • fecal abnormalities (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R19.5

    Other fecal abnormalities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abnormal stool color
    • Bulky stools
    • Mucus in stools
    • Occult blood in feces
    • Occult blood in stools
    Type 1 Excludes
    R19.5
    )
Includes
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  • abnormal findings in peritoneal fluid
  • abnormal findings in saliva
The following code(s) above R85 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to R85:
  • R00-R99
    2019 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
  • R83-R89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R83-R89

    Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis

    Type 1 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • diagnostic abnormal findings classified elsewhere - see Alphabetical Index
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on examination of blood, without diagnosis (R70-R79)
    • abnormal findings on examination of urine, without diagnosis (R80-R82)
    • abnormal tumor markers (R97.-)
    Abnormal findings on examination of other body fluids, substances and tissues, without diagnosis
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R85
R84.0 Abnormal level of enzymes in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.1 Abnormal level of hormones in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.2 Abnormal level of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.3 Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.4 Abnormal immunological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.6 Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.7 Abnormal histological findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.8 Other abnormal findings in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R84.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
R85 Abnormal findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.0 Abnormal level of enzymes in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.1 Abnormal level of hormones in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.2 Abnormal level of other drugs, medicaments and biological substances in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.3 Abnormal level of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.4 Abnormal immunological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.5 Abnormal microbiological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.6 Abnormal cytological findings in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
R85.61 Abnormal cytologic smear of anus
R85.610 Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-US)
R85.611 Atypical squamous cells cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on cytologic smear of anus (ASC-H)

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