Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 795.08
Unsatisfactory cervical cytology smear
  • Short description: Unsat cerv cytlogy smear.
  • ICD-9-CM 795.08 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 795.08 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 795.08.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 795.08: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 795.08 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R87.615 Unsatisfactory cytologic smear of cervix
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cervical smear - inadequate specimen
  • Unsatisfactory cervical Pap
Applies To
  • Inadequatecervical cytology sample
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 795.08:
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
  • Papanicolaou smear
    • cervix (screening test) V76.2
      • as part of gynecological examination V72.31
      • for suspected malignant neoplasm V76.2
      • inadequate cytology sample 795.08
      • nonspecific abnormal finding 795.00
        • with
          • atypical squamous cells
            • cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H) 795.02
            • of undetermined significance (ASC-US) 795.01
          • cytologic evidence of malignancy 795.06
          • high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL) 795.04
          • low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LGSIL) 795.03
        • nonspecific finding NEC 795.09
        • to confirm findings of recent normal smear following initial abnormal smear V72.32
      • satisfactory smear but lacking transformation zone 795.07
      • unsatisfactory cervical cytology 795.08
  • Unsatisfactory
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