Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 790.6
Other abnormal blood chemistry
  • Short description: Abn blood chemistry NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 790.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 790.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 790.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 790.6: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnl blood chemistry
  • Abnl blood chemistry measurement
  • Abnormal blood chemistry result
  • Abnormal level of blood mineral
  • Acetonemia
  • Acute hyperglycemia
  • Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
  • Azotemia
  • Blood chemistry abnormal
  • Blood copper abnormal
  • Blood magnesium abnormal
  • Blood urate abnormal
  • Blood urea abnormal
  • Cobalt in blood specimen above reference range
  • Cobalt in blood specimen below reference range
  • Cobalt in blood specimen outside reference range
  • Cortisol level abnormal
  • Dawn phenomenon
  • Dietary sodium - high
  • Elevated ferritin
  • Elevated liver function test
  • Elevated serum creatinine
  • Elevated troponin I measurement
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above legal threshold for operating vehicle
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above reference range
  • Familial renal hypouricemia
  • Hemoglobin level outside reference range
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hyperuricemia (high uric acid in blood)
  • Hyperuricemia without signs of inflammatory arthritis and tophaceous disease
  • Increased blood lead level
  • Increased uric acid level
  • Iron kinetics abnormal
  • Lithium in blood specimen outside therapeutic range
  • Lithium level high - toxic
  • Liver function tests abnormal
  • Low serum ferritin
  • Metabolic stress hyperglycemia
  • Panniculitis due to hyperuricemia
  • Poor glycemic control
  • Red cell folate abnormal
  • Secondary gout
  • Serum bicarbonate level abnormal
  • Serum chloride level abnormal
  • Serum copper level abnormal
  • Serum creatinine raised
  • Serum ferritin high
  • Serum iron level abnormal
  • Serum sodium level abnormal
  • Somogyi phenomenon
  • Strontium deficiency
  • Strontium excess
  • Strontiuresis
  • Troponin I above reference range
  • Zinc excess
  • Zinc in blood specimen outside reference range
790.6 Excludes
  • abnormality of electrolyte or acid-base balance (276.0-276.9)
  • hypoglycemia NOS (251.2)
  • lead poisoning (984.0-984.9)
  • specific finding indicating abnormality of:
  • uremia NOS (586)
Applies To
  • Abnormal blood levels of:
    • cobalt
    • copper
    • iron
    • lead
    • lithium
    • magnesium
    • mineral
    • zinc
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 790.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R78.89 Finding of other specified substances, not normally found in blood
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R79.0 Abnormal level of blood mineral
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R79.89 Other specified abnormal findings of blood chemistry
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 790.6:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • blood level (of)
      • cobalt 790.6
      • copper 790.6
      • iron 790.6
      • lead 790.6
      • lithium 790.6
      • magnesium 790.6
      • mineral 790.6
      • zinc 790.6
    • chemistry, blood NEC 790.6
    • liver function test 790.6
  • Acetonemia 790.6
  • Azotemia 790.6
    • meaning uremia (see also Uremia) 586
  • Blood
    • constituents, abnormal NEC 790.6
  • Elevation
    • liver function test (LFT) 790.6
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • cobalt, blood 790.6
    • copper, blood 790.6
    • iron 790.6
    • lead 790.6
    • lithium, blood 790.6
    • liver function test 790.6
    • magnesium, blood 790.6
    • mineral, blood NEC 790.6
    • nitrogen derivatives, blood 790.6
    • uric acid, blood 790.6
    • zinc, blood 790.6
  • Hyperuricemia 790.6
  • Lithemia 790.6
  • Uric acid
    • in blood 790.6
  • Uricacidemia 790.6
  • Uricemia 790.6
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