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  • Carnitine, Plasma

Carnitine, Plasma

Includes: Carnitine, Free and Total, Acylcarnitine Short Chains

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB815
CPT Code(s)   82379
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core - performed by: Special Chemistry Lab
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/Sodium (Na) Heparin/green top tube; see Comments
  Micro: 1.0 mL blood/Peds Sodium (Na) Heparin green top tube

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; aliquot plasma (min vol 500µl) & freeze at -20 °C within 4 hours of collection
Frozen, -20 °C, 14 days
Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: Not Acceptable
Availability Routine: Performed twice/week - Tuesday & Friday
Turnaround Time   5 Days
Reference Range Normal: Total: 25-69 nmol/mL
Free: 16-60 nmol/mL
Acylcarnitine: 0-19 nmol/mL
Methodology:  Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.
Pediatric green tops available from Phlebotomy Services

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 26, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514