Test Catalog

Test ID: ACRNS    
Acylcarnitines, Quantitative, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

To 20 mcL of serum, 6 internal standards of known concentration (d3-acetylcarnitine, d3-propionylcarnitine, d7-butyrylcarnitine, d3-octanoylcarnitine, d3-dodecanoylcarnitine, and d3-palmitoyl-carnitine) and acetonitrile for deproteinization are added. Following shaking for 30 minutes and centrifugation, the supernate is dried and then treated with n-butanolic HCl yielding the acylcarnitines, which are analyzed as their n-butylesters by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. The concentrations of the analytes are established by computerized comparison of these analytes' ion intensities to those of the closest internal standard.(Van Hove JL, Kahler SG, Feezor MD, et al: Acylcarnitines in plasma and blood spots of patients with long-chain 3-hydroxyacylcoenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2000;23:571-582)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 to 5 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 months

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test