Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Biopsy


Related Terms

  • Tissue Sample
  • Tissue Sampling

Specialists

  • Dermatologist
  • General Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors influencing disability include the presence of complications, the type of procedure used, site of procedure, and severity of underlying condition making biopsy necessary.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
01.11 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Cerebral Meninges; Burr Hole Approach
01.12 - Open Biopsy of Cerebral Meninges
01.13 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Brain; Burr Hole Approach; Stereotactic Method
03.32 - Biopsy of Spinal Cord or Spinal Meninges
05.11 - Biopsy of Sympathetic Nerve or Ganglion
06.11 - Closed (Percutaneous) (Needle) Biopsy of Thyroid Gland; Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid
06.12 - Open Biopsy of Thyroid Gland
06.13 - Biopsy of Parathyroid Gland
07.11 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Adrenal Gland
07.12 - Open Biopsy of Adrenal Gland
07.15 - Biopsy of Pituitary Gland, Unspecified Approach
07.16 - Biopsy of Thymus
22.11 - Diagnostic Procedures on Nasal Sinus; Closed [Endoscopic] [Needle] Biopsy of Nasal Sinus
22.12 - Diagnostic Procedures on Nasal sinus; Open Biopsy of Nasal Sinus
25.02 - Diagnostic Procedures on Tongue; Open Biopsy of Tongue; Wedge Biopsy
26.11 - Closed (Needle) Biopsy of Salivary Gland or Duct
27.22 - Biopsy of Uvula and Soft Palate
27.23 - Biopsy of Lip
27.24 - Biopsy of Mouth, Unspecified Structure
28.11 - Biopsy of Tonsils and Adenoids
31.43 - Closed (Endoscopic) Biopsy of Larynx
31.44 - Closed (Endoscopic) Biopsy of Trachea
33.24 - Closed [Endoscopic] Biopsy of Bronchus; Bronchoscopy (Fiberoptic) (Rigid) with: Brush Biopsy of "Lung"; Brushing or Washing for Specimen Collection; Excision (Bite) Biopsy; Diagnostic Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL); Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage [Mini-BAL]; Transbronchoscopic Needle Aspiration [TBNA] of Bronchus
33.26 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Lung; Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA); Transthoracic Needle Biopsy of Lung (TNNB)
33.27 - Closed Endoscopic Biopsy of Lung; Transbronchoscopic Needle Aspiration [TBNA] of Lung
34.24 - Pleural Biopsy, Other
38.21 - Biopsy of Blood Vessel
40.11 - Biopsy of Lymphatic Structure; Transbronchoscopic Needle Aspiration [TBNA] of Lymph Node
41.31 - Bone Marrow Biopsy
41.32 - Closed (Aspiration) (Percutaneous) Biopsy of Spleen
42.24 - Closed (Endoscopic) Biopsy of Esophagus; Brushing or Washing for Specimen Collection; Esophagoscopy with Biopsy; Suction Biopsy of the Esophagus
44.14 - Closed (Endoscopic) Biopsy of Stomach; Brushing or Washing for Specimen Collection
45.14 - Closed [Endoscopic] Biopsy of Small Intestine; Brushing or Washing of Specimen Collection
48.25 - Open Biopsy of Rectum
49.23 - Biopsy of Anus
50.11 - Closed (Percutaneous) (Needle) Biopsy of Liver
51.12 - Percutaneous Biopsy of Gallbladder or Bile Ducts; Needle Biopsy of Gallbladder
52.11 - Closed (Aspiration) (Needle) (Percutaneous) Biopsy of Pancreas
52.12 - Open Biopsy of Pancreas
55.23 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Kidney; Endoscopic Biopsy via Existing Nephrostomy, Nephrotomy, Pyelostomy, or Pyelotomy
55.24 - Open Biopsy of Kidney
57.34 - Open Biopsy of Bladder
60.11 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Prostate; Approach: Transrectal, Transurethral; Punch Biopsy
60.12 - Open Biopsy of Prostate
62.11 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Testis
65.11 - Aspiration Biopsy of Ovary
65.12 - Other Biopsy of Ovary
67.11 - Endocervical Biopsy
68.13 - Open Biopsy of Uterus
70.24 - Operations on Vagina and Cul-de-sac, Vaginal Biopsy
71.11 - Biopsy of Vulva
83.21 - Open Biopsy of Soft Tissue
85.11 - Closed [Percutaneous] [Needle] Biopsy of Breast
86.11 - Closed Biopsy of Skin or Subcutaneous Tissue

Length of Disability


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