Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 288.5
Decreased white blood cell count
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 288.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which there is a lower-than-normal number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the blood.
  • A finding based on laboratory test results that indicate an decrease in number of white blood cells in a blood specimen.
  • A laboratory test result indicating a decreased number of white blood cells in the peripheral blood.
  • An abnormally low white blood cell count
  • Reduction in the number of leukocytes in the blood, the count being 5000 per cubic millimeter or less.
288.5 Excludes
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