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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Carnitine

Test Name

Carnitine

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold or red top with or without gel separator. Please provide age, gender and clinical history to facilitate interpretation of analytical findings and recommendation of further testing or consultation Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, grossly hemolyzed, or lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 1 day Refrigerated and frozen: Over 1 day.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 16d: 23.0 - 84.0 µmol/L

>=16d: 32.0 - 84.0 µmol/L

Test Code

CARN

Methodology

DTNB-Colorimetric

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information