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Lab Test Dictionary

Acylcarnitine Analysis, Quantitative

Methodology

Tandem Mass Spectrometry


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

UCSD Biochemical Genetics


Epic ID

LAB429

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

7-9 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in sodium heparin (dark green-top) tube is also acceptable. Serum collected in a red-top or serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable but only as an alternative if needed.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Test Volume Required

1 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge, separate serum or plasma within 20 minutes, and promptly freeze. Ship frozen. Complete UCSD Biochemical Genetics requisition and submit with specimen.


Comments

Acylcarnitines are very useful in diagnosing mitochondrial fatty acid beta oxidation disorders and several othe rorganic acidemias.


CPT Codes

82017


Revised

08-10-16

Initials

SL