E78.6: Lipoprotein deficiency

You have too few fat transporters in your blood.

Fats have various jobs in the body. There are various kinds of fats. For example, fats are important for the structure of cells and for making the production of particular messenger substances possible. Fats are transported in the blood by fat transporters.

You have too few fat transporters in your blood. Such a disease is usually hereditary. Due to the lack of fat transporters, you may have various symptoms. Changes to the skin, blood vessels and eyes are possible. For example, fats and lime can be deposited in the blood vessels, causing them to be constricted. That occurs when the fat transporters are missing which take up fats in the body and make them available again for metabolism.

Additional indicator

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

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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