Test Name: Carnitine
Health Link Test Code: CARNIT
LIS Test Code: CARNIT
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
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
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.
Transport specimen to laboratory immediately. Specimen must arrive in the lab within 20 minutes of collection.