Flow Injection Analysis-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (FIA-MS/MS)
Evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of a wide range of conditions including organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and primary carnitine deficiency.
Interpretive report provided.
Increased values may be obtained after carnitine supplementation or meat consumption.
2 - 5 days
- Carnitine, Serum
- Carnitine, Free and Total
- AC/FC Ratio
Collect specimen in a red top (preferred) or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.
Test includes Total Carnitine, Free Carnitine, Acylcarnitine, and AC/FC Ratio. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.