Carnitine


Test Information

Test Name

Carnitine

Synonyms

Plasma acylcarnitines

Preferred Specimen

Heparin

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • A brief clinical history is essential
  • Must reach lab within 3 hours of collection, collect close to courier times if necessary

Processing Information

Registration Code

CARN

Notes

  • Keep chilled until freeze
  • Freeze within 4 hours of collection
  • Alternative sample is a single spot on a Guthrie card, refer to Acylcarnitine profile

Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

External Lab Website