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Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory

Carnitine -- total & free (Plasma)

  • LIS Mnemonic: CARP

    Collect

    Green (Sodium heparin)

    Volume Required

    2.0 mL

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    24 hours

    Processing

    Refrigerate if delay in transport > 24 hours. If sending specimen from outside CHOP, send plasma on dry ice by overnight courier (Mon-Thurs only).

Days Performed

Monday & Thursday

Reported

5-7 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82379

Methodology

LC/MS/MS

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