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Test Code LAB815 Carnitine, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: CARNS

Reporting Name

Carnitine, S

Useful For

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 60 days
  Refrigerated  21 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

 

Total Carnitine (TC)

Free Carnitine (FC)

Acylcarnitine (AC)

AC/FC Ratio

Age Group

Range*

Range*

Range*

Range

≤1 day

23-68

12-36

7-37

0.4-1.7

2-7 days

17-41

10-21

3-24

0.2-1.4

8-31 days

19-59

12-46

4-15

0.1-0.7

32 days-12 months

38-68

27-49

7-19

0.2-0.5

13 months-6 years

35-84

24-63

4-28

0.1-0.8

7-10 years

28-83

22-66

3-32

0.1-0.9

11-17 years

34-77

22-65

4-29

0.1-0.9

≥18 years

34-78

25-54

5-30

0.1-0.8

*Values expressed as nmol/mL

Schmidt-Sommerfeld E, Werner E, Penn D: Carnitine plasma concentrations in 353 metabolically healthy children. Eur J Pediatr 1988;147:356-360

Used with permission of European Journal of Pediatrics, Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc., Secaucus, NJ

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

82379

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CARNS Carnitine, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
32045 Total 14288-5
32046 Free (FC) 14286-9
32047 Acylcarnitine (AC) 14282-8
32048 AC/FC Ratio 30193-7
32049 Interpretation 59462-2

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

 

Method Name

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