Excludes2

  • 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)
  1. R78 Findings of drugs and other substances, not normally found in blood

    Use Additional code to identify the any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)

    Excludes1

    • mental or behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
    1. R78.0 Finding of alcohol in blood

    2. R78.1 Finding of opiate drug in blood

    3. R78.2 Finding of cocaine in blood

    4. R78.3 Finding of hallucinogen in blood

    5. R78.4 Finding of other drugs of addictive potential in blood

    6. R78.5 Finding of other psychotropic drug in blood

    7. R78.6 Finding of steroid agent in blood

    8. R78.7 Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood

      1. R78.71 Abnormal lead level in blood

      2. R78.79 Finding of abnormal level of heavy metals in blood

    9. R78.8 Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood

      1. R78.81 Bacteremia

      2. R78.89 Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Finding of abnormal level of lithium in blood
    10. R78.9 Finding of unspecified substance, not normally found in blood

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.