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Lab Test Dictionary

Acylcarnitine, Plasma (14531) (NBS Follow-Up Only)

Methodology

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry


Synonyms

Newborn Screen Follow-Up

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Sunday-Friday

Standard TAT

5-6 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) or in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable. Specimen must be accompanied with a special Quest Metabolic Newborn Screen Follow-Up TRF with the CDPH Quest Client account number to lab.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=1 Hour; Refrigerated=1 Hour; Frozen=30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Received room temp; Received refrigerated; Lithium heparin plasma

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Specimen must be accompanied with a special Quest Metabolic Newborn Screen Follow-Up TRF with the CDPH Quest Client account number to Quest frozen. Contact Jennifer Widmer (Metabolic/NBS Coordinator) at x224642 for any questions.


CPT Codes

82017


Revised

11-12-20

Initials

SL