Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 277.81
Primary carnitine deficiency
  • Short description: Primary carnitine defncy.
  • ICD-9-CM 277.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 277.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 277.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 277.81: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 277.81 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM E71.41 Primary carnitine deficiency
Approximate Synonyms
  • Carnitine deficiency, primary
  • Renal carnitine transport defect
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 277.81:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • carnitine 277.81
      • due to
      • iatrogenic 277.83
      • palmitoyltransferase (CPT1, CPT2) 277.85
      • palmityl transferase (CPT1, CPT2) 277.85
      • primary 277.81
      • secondary 277.84
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