Carnitine, Total and Free, Tissue - LG4244


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Total Carnitine
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/ESI/MS/MS
CPT Code:82379
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5-10 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue (heart, liver or muscle)
Optimal Volume:20 mg minimum, quick-frozen in liquid nitrogen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Tissue should be received frozen, store on dry ice or in -70C freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship Mon-Thurs on dry ice. If tissue is collected on a Friday, keep sample at -70C or colder over the weekend and ship on Monday.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (CIDEM)


Interpretive

Use:Recommended for detection of primary or secondary carnitine deficiency and monitoring of patients being treated with carnitine. Candidates include patients with failure to thrive, cardiomyopathy, weakness, or possible metabolic disorders.


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