AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Pyuria

Subcategory R82.8, Abnormal findings on cytological and histological examination of urine, was expanded, and two codes were created to uniquely capture pyuria and other abnormal findings on cytological and histological examination of urine as follows: R82.81 Pyuria R82.89 Other abnormal findings on cytological and histological examination of urine Pyuria is a laboratory finding of white blood cells in the urine and most commonly occurs in urinary tract infections. Other diseases and conditions that can cause pyuria include inflammation, kidney stones, tumors in the urinary tract, certain autoimmune disease, and pneumonia. Sterile pyuria is the finding of...

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