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Hodgkin's Lymphoma B006

Last amended 
29 June 2015
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
35 of 2014
Balance of Probabilities SOP
36 of 2014
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 174

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 201
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: C81

This is a malignant neoplasm of the lymph nodes and of lymphoid tissue. This neoplasm has arisen from B lymphocytes but has a special type of cell called a Reed-Sternberg cell.  This neoplasm principally causes a space occupying lesion effect.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP?No.

Diagnosis is made by an oncologist based on histopathology of the lymph nodes or lymphoid tissue.

Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
Conditions excluded from SOP
  • Burkitt’s lymphoma, ICD-9-CM code 200.2
  • Chronic lymphoid leukaemia, ICD-9-CM code 204.1
  • Hairy cell leukaemia, ICD-9-CM code 202.4
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ICD-9-CM code 200.0, 200.1, 200.8, 202.0-202.2, 202.8
  • Plasma call malignancy, ICD-9-CM code 203.0
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then seek medical officer advice about further investigation.