Bacteria, NOS

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ICD10 Diagnosis
Dx: Bacteria, NOS
ICD10 code: B96.8
Pre-ICD10 counterpart: Aeromonas hydrophila, Corynebacterium jeikeium, Corynebacterium spp, Mixed bacteria, OTHER - Gram negative, Bacteria, NOS
Charlson/ALERT Scale: none
APACHE Como Component: none
APACHE Acute Component: none
External ICD10 Documentation
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.

Additional Info

  • This is a "wastebasket" code that includes all bacteria (Gram+ or Gram-) that have been speciated by the lab but where the specific organism is not on our list, ie there is no specific code.
  • For example, it includes:
    • all other Gram-negatives of family Enterobacteriaceae that are not included separately in the list of Pathogens. They are a large FAMILY of gram negative pathogens and not part of Enterobacter species. Enterobacter is a genus (group of species) that is just ONE of the family Enterobacteriaceae.
    • all Corynebacterium spp (gram +ve)
  • This code could also be used for infection with mixed bacteria that ARE believed to be true pathogens but have not (for some reason) been speciated.

Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition

Bacteria codes:
Non-specific pathogens codes:
Pathogens codes:

Candidate Combined ICD10 codes

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Check Inf Infection with implied pathogen must not have a pathogen combined codeCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check ICD10 Inf Infection req Pathogen must have oneCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Check Inf Antibiotic resistance must have pathogen or Infection with implied pathogenCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check ICD10 Inf Potential Infection must have pathogen or altCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Check Inf Pathogens must have Infection requiring pathogen or Potential InfectionCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check ICD10 duplicatesCCMDB.accdbneeds review
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