Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 792.9
Other nonspecific abnormal findings in body substances
  • Short description: ABN FIND-BODY SUBST NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 792.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 792.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 792.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R84.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from respiratory organs and thorax
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R85.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from digestive organs and abdominal cavity
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R87.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from female genital organs
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R88.8 Abnormal findings in other body fluids and substances
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R89.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
Applies To
  • Peritoneal fluid
  • Pleural fluid
  • Synovial fluid
  • Vaginal fluids
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 792.9:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • fluid
      • amniotic 792.3
      • cerebrospinal 792.0
      • peritoneal 792.9
      • pleural 792.9
      • synovial 792.9
      • vaginal 792.9
  • Findings, abnormal, without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • peritoneal fluid 792.9
    • pleural fluid 792.9
    • synovial fluid 792.9
    • vaginal fluid 792.9
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