Test Catalog

Test ID: CARN    
Carnitine, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green top (sodium heparin)

Acceptable: EDTA, lithium heparin

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Plasma gel tube

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
PlasmaFrozen (preferred)60 days
 Refrigerated 21 days
 Ambient 7 days