R72: Abnormality of white blood cells, not elsewhere classified
A blood test has found that your white blood cells have changed.
Blood is made up of a liquid part and different blood cells, among other things. The blood cells include the red blood cells, the white blood cells and the platelets. White blood cells are part of the body’s immune system. They fight pathogens.
There are different reasons why the white blood cells may have changed. For example, changes in white blood cells can occur when there is some immune system disorder.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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