Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Carnitine, Plasma
Soft Order Code
CARN

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Acylcarnitine
Carnitine, Free and Total
Carnitine, Free and Total
BCARNFT
AC/FC Ratio
L-Carnitine
CARN
Carnitine, Plasma

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Flow Injection Analysis-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (FIA-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of a wide range of conditions including organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and primary carnitine deficiency.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

Collect specimen in a green top tube (preferred); lavender top tube is also acceptable. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
82379
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
2043-8

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.