Carnitine, Quantitative, Urine


Sunquest Code:CARNU  
Epic Code:LAB6305Epic Name:Carnitine, Quant, Urine
Synonyms:L-Carnitine, Urine
Methodology:Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS)/Flow injection analysis
CPT Code:82379
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-9 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1.0 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Mix collection well before aliquot is taken. Aliquot 1.5 mL, 1 mL minimum. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:CARNU


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Free

77-214 nmol/mg of creatinine

Total

180-412 nmol/mg of creatinine

Ratio: acyl to free

0.7-3.4

 

 



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