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Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory

Carnitine Palmitoyl Transferase (CPT I&II)

  • LIS Mnemonic: CPT

    Collect

    Skin Biopsy in tissue culture media

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Send to lab immediately

    Stability

    8 hours

    Processing

    During off hours, send sample to Cytogenetics and submit copy of paperwork to both Cytogenetics and Metabolic labs. If sending from outside CHOP, please submit 2 T25 flasks of cultured fibroblasts by overnight courier.

    Unacceptable conditions

    No growth of fibroblasts

Days Performed

Once per month

Reported

4-6 weeks

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

82658, 88233, 87109

Methodology

Radioisotope tracer

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