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Carnitine

Carnitine (CARNIT) WSLH Lab Test

Name: Carnitine

Test Name: Carnitine

Health Link Test Code: CARNIT

LIS Test Code: CARNIT

Test Component:

Total Carnitine, Free Carnitine Carnitine, Free and Total (includes carnitine, esterified) esterified carnitine, Free & Total

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Link: http://www.slh.wisc.edu/wslhApps/RefMan/wslhSearch.php?searchTerm=carnitine&TEST_REFERENCE_ID=7264&submitIt=testDetail

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)

Also Acceptable: Green top (with lithium heparin anticoagulant), Red top

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 3 mL

Stability Ambient:

Not acceptable

Stability Refridgerated:

12 hours

Stability Frozen:

1 month

Sample Analyzed: Plasma

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 1 mL

Outreach Specimen Processing:

Spin immediately and freeze plasma. Transport frozen plasma to UWHC Hospital Laboratory on dry ice.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory immediately. Specimen must arrive in the lab within 20 minutes of collection.