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Test Code Acylcarnitine Acylcarnitines, Quantitative, Plasma

Interpretive

Reference Range: See Acylcarnitine Reference Values
Critical Values: None established
Limitations: NA
Methodology: Electrospray Tandem Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS)

Performing Laboratory

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube  
Preferred:
Light green-top (lithium heparin) Vacutainer
Acceptable: Green-top (Lithium Heparin) microtainer, Gold/Red SST Vacutainer, Plain, red-top Vacutainer, or DARK green-top (sodium heparin) Vacutainer

Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 0.6 mL) for Vacutainer

If collected in microtainer, container MUST be full.

Patient Preparation: None

Sample Rejection: Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens.

Special Instructions: Send to lab promptly.

Logistics

Day(s) Test Set Up: Monday-Friday

Cut-off time: 0430
Turnaround Time: 3-5 days
Lab Testing Section: Metabolic Genetics

Lab Dept

Core Lab

Additional Information

For SLCH Laboratory use only

Lab Processing instructions: Centrifuge specimen to separate, aliquot sample into a plastic conical tube and freeze. Label aliquot with specimen type.
Processed Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)
Analyte Stability:

Ambient: 1 hour
Refrigerated: NA

Frozen: Indefinitely
NOTES: None

General Information

EPIC order name: Acylcarnitines  (EPIC Test # LAB429)
Cerner order name: Acylcarnitine
CPT Codes: 82017
LOINC Value: NA
Synonyms:  

Last Reviewed

November 2021