Test directory: Carnitine

Ordering Code5452
Test NameCarnitine
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Sodium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsRefrigerate immediately
Avoid hemolysis
Handling InstructionsSeparate and freeze immediately
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Hours
Refrigerated: 5 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Hemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
MethodologyChromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Carnitine, TotalALLSee report.
Carnitine, FreeALLSee report.
Carnitine EstersALLSee report.
Esterified/Free RatioALLSee report.