Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Carnitine, Free and Total, Serum/Plasma Order Code : CARN
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin), Green-top gel tube (Sodium heparin), SST Gold-top gel tube, Red-top tube (Plain) no additive
Required Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.2 mL
Methodology: Stable Isotope Dilution, Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
Components: Carnitine (Free), Carnitine (Total), Acyl/Free Carn Ratio
Standard Run Times: Batched 1-2 times a week
Turnaround Time: 7 days
Special Handling: Separate plasma from cells ASAP and freeze plasma immediately. If submitting serum, separate serum from cells as soon as clotted and freeze immediately. Store and transport frozen. Critical Frozen.
CPT Codes: 82379
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB815
SHC EPIC Code: LABCARN
Department: Biochemical Genetics