2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T56.0

Toxic effects of lead and its compounds

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T56.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM T56.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T56.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 T56.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above T56.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T56.0:
  • S00-T88
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T51-T65
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range T51-T65

    Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source

    Note
    • When no intent is indicated code to accidental. Undetermined intent is only for use when there is specific documentation in the record that the intent of the toxic effect cannot be determined.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with and (suspected) exposure to toxic substances (Z77.-)
    Use Additional
    • code(s):
    • for all associated manifestations of toxic effect, such as: respiratory conditions due to external agents (J60-J70)
    • personal history of foreign body fully removed (Z87.821)
    • to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source
  • T56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T56

    Toxic effect of metals

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • toxic effects of fumes and vapors of metals
    • toxic effects of metals from all sources, except medicinal substances
    Type 1 Excludes
    • arsenic and its compounds (T57.0)
    • manganese and its compounds (T57.2)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained metal foreign body, if applicable (Z18.0-, T18.1-)
    Toxic effect of metals
Clinical Information
  • Lead is a metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. People have spread it through the environment in many ways. Lead used to be in paint and gasoline. Lead can still be found in contaminated soil, household dust, drinking water, lead-glazed pottery and some metal jewelry.breathing air, drinking water, eating food or swallowing or touching dirt that contains lead can cause many health problems. In adults, lead can increase blood pressure and cause infertility, nerve disorders and muscle and joint pain. It can also make you irritable and affect your ability to concentrate and remember. Lead is especially dangerous for children. A child who swallows large amounts of lead may develop anemia, severe stomachache, muscle weakness and brain damage. Even low levels of lead are linked to lower iq scores. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Poisoning due to absorption or ingestion of lead or one of its salts; symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, colic, constipation, insomnia, headache, dizziness, irritability, moderate hypertension, albuminuria, anemia, encephalopathy, and peripheral neuropathy leading to paralysis.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to T56.0:
  • Code First: M1A.1
    , M10.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M1A.1

    Lead-induced chronic gout

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • toxic effects of lead and its compounds (T56.0-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M10.1

    Lead-induced gout

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • toxic effects of lead and its compounds (T56.0-)
  • Type 1 Excludes: R78.71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R78.71

    Abnormal lead level in blood

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T56.0:
  • Painter's colic T56.0
  • Palsy G83.9
    - see also Paralysis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • lead T56.0
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • lead T56.0
    • saturnine T56.0
  • Plumbism T56.0
  • Poisoning (acute) - see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • lead T56.0-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T56.0
T55.1X2S …… sequela
T55.1X3 Toxic effect of detergents, assault
T55.1X3A …… initial encounter
T55.1X3D …… subsequent encounter
T55.1X3S …… sequela
T55.1X4 Toxic effect of detergents, undetermined
T55.1X4A …… initial encounter
T55.1X4D …… subsequent encounter
T55.1X4S …… sequela
T56 Toxic effect of metals
T56.0 Toxic effects of lead and its compounds
T56.0X Toxic effects of lead and its compounds
T56.0X1 Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, accidental (unintentional)
T56.0X1A …… initial encounter
T56.0X1D …… subsequent encounter
T56.0X1S …… sequela
T56.0X2 Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, intentional self-harm
T56.0X2A …… initial encounter
T56.0X2D …… subsequent encounter
T56.0X2S …… sequela
T56.0X3 Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, assault

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.