AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Abnormal Findings in Urine

One of the most commonly used diagnostic tests for patients who form kidney stones is a urine collection test looking for abnormal levels of certain substances. When these abnormalities are identified, treatment can be started to reduce the risk of future stone formation. The American Urological Association (AUA) requested the creation of new codes for specific abnormal findings in urine collection to help with research and public health. The new codes are as follows: Hypocitraturia (R82.991) – Low levels of citrate in the urine is usually defined, as citrate excretion of less than 320 mg/day but in severe...

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