Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.4
Abnormal sputum
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 786.4 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 786.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnl sputum
Applies To
  • Abnormal:
    • amount of sputum
    • color of sputum
    • odor of sputum
  • Excessive sputum
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 786.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R09.3 Abnormal sputum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 786.4:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • sputum (amount) (color) (excessive) (odor) (purulent) 786.4
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • secretion - see also Hypersecretion
      • milk 676.6
      • sputum 786.4
      • sweat (see also Hyperhidrosis) 780.8
    • sputum 786.4
  • Sputum, abnormal (amount) (color) (excessive) (odor) (purulent) 786.4
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 786.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.