3 - 6 days
Acylcarnitine Analysis Plasma
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Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
The analysis of acylcarnitine profiles is performed for use in screening of inborn errors of metabolism, specifically fatty acid oxidation disorders, and certain organic acidemias (acidurias). In some cases, results are diagnostic of a specific disorder, while in other cases, further testing may be needed.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a green top tube (sodium heparin), Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot plasma and freeze (preferred) or store at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) for up to 7 days. Grossly hemolytic specimens are unacceptable. Plasma specimens stored at room temperature greater than 2 hours are unacceptable.