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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodePCAR
Method

HPLC/Tandem Mass spectrometry

External Price$145.95(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenBlood 3-5 mL Plain(Red), Heparin(Green)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 0.2 mL Plain(Red), Heparin(Green)
Sample Delivery to Labambient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions0.5 mL Plasma or Serum
Aliquot Transport to CHLFrozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Specialist
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0118 | x80118
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours only
Turnaround Time2 -4 weeks
Reference Interval

Plasma free 23-60 umol/L adults

Additional Information

Free carnitine ONLY reported from March 2021 for children being monitored on ketogenic diets.

To aid detection of inborn errors of metabolism PLEASE REQUEST AN ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE - and send dried whole blood spotted onto a Guthrie card. DO NOT PLACE SAMPLE IN A PLASTIC BAG but in a paper envelop

LABORATORIES - PLEASE PHONE DOCTOR TO CHECK WHETHER ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE IS THE TEST ACTUALLY REQUIRED

Delphic Number Test Number3357

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