CARNITINE, TOTAL & FREE

Synonyms: L-Carnitine, Total, Free, and Esters; Carnitine Total and Free
Computer Code: (RCARN)
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red, gold, sodium heparin green, lithium heparin green top tube). Genetic consent required (See Test Requisitions and Consents #6)
Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: SERUM: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, freeze. Min 1.5 mL serum. PLASMA: Centrifuge, remove plasma, freeze. Min 1.5 mL plasma.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 82379
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII