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CARNITINE,LC/MS/MS

Test Number:
  • 0081110
Test Alias:
  • Tests for:
  • Carnitine
  • Total; Carnitine
  • Free; Carnitine
  • Esters; Esterified/Free Ratio
Preferred Specimen:
  • Serum
Container Type:
  • No additive (red-top) tube
Alternative Specimen:
  • Plasma from a Sodium Heparin/Green Top
Volume:
  • 1 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Separate serum by centrifugation. Avoid hemolysis. Remove serum and place in plastic tube. Freeze immediately after separation. Place in specimen bag with "Frozen Specimen" label applied and transport frozen.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 5 hours
  • Refrigerated: 5 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 82379
Reject Criteria:
  • Moderate and gross hemolysis • Received room temperature
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 6 days

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