Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 795.39
Other nonspecific positive culture findings
  • Short description: Nonsp positive cult NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 795.39 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 795.39 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 795.39.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 795.39: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acid-fast bacilli in sputum
  • Anal swab culture positive
  • Cervical swab culture positive
  • Culture positive for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Culture positive for vancomycin resistant enterococcus
  • Ear swab culture positive
  • Enteropathogenic bacteria isolated
  • Eye swab culture positive
  • Helicobacter serology positive
  • High vaginal swab culture positive
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus positive
  • Microbiologic culture of sputum positive
  • Microbiologic culture positive
  • Mouth swab culture positive
  • Nose swab culture positive
  • Penile swab culture positive
  • Positive culture, methicillin resistant staph aureus
  • Positive culture, methicillin resistent staph aureus
  • Skin swab culture positive
  • Sputum cytology positive
  • Sputum: tubercle on Z-N stain
  • Throat swab culture positive
  • Urethral swab culture positive
  • Vaginal swab culture positive
  • Wound swab culture positive
795.39 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 795.39 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R89.9 Unspecified abnormal finding in specimens from other organs, systems and tissues
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 795.39:
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • culture, positive NEC 795.39
      • blood 790.7
      • HIV V08
      • human immunodeficiency virus V08
      • nose 795.39
        • Staphylococcus - see Carrier (suspected) of, Staphylococcus
      • skin lesion NEC 795.39
      • spinal fluid 792.0
      • sputum 795.39
      • stool 792.1
      • throat 795.39
      • urine 791.9
      • viral
        • human immunodeficiency V08
      • wound 795.39
    • microbiologic NEC 795.39
    • nose culture, positive 795.39
    • sputum culture, positive 795.39
      • for acid-fast bacilli 795.39
    • throat culture, positive 795.39
    • wound culture 795.39
  • Positive
    • culture (nonspecific) 795.39
      • AIDS virus V08
      • blood 790.7
      • HIV V08
      • human immunodeficiency virus V08
      • nose 795.39
        • Staphylococcus - see Carrier (suspected) of, Staphylococcus
      • skin lesion NEC 795.39
      • spinal fluid 792.0
      • sputum 795.39
      • stool 792.1
      • throat 795.39
      • urine 791.9
      • wound 795.39
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (congenital) (degeneration) (disease) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (gangrene) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) 011.9
    • pulmonary (artery) (incipient) (malignant) (multiple round foci) (pernicious) (reinfection stage) 011.9
      • cavitated or with cavitation 011.2
        • primary, progressive 010.8
      • childhood type or first infection 010.0
      • chromogenic acid-fast bacilli 795.39
      • fibrosis or fibrotic 011.4
      • infiltrative 011.0
        • primary, progressive 010.9
      • nodular 011.1
      • specified NEC 011.8
      • sputum positive only 795.39
      • status following surgical collapse of lung NEC 011.9
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