Item Value
Test name Carnitine, plasma
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Run 2x per week, turnaround 7-9 days
Performed by Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
Normal range
Total carnitine 20-71 µmole/L
Free carnitine 18-69 µmole/L
Acyl/Free ratio 0.1-0.4
Container type Dark Green top (Do not use Light. green top)
Note:Red or Gold top required for B&T patients)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized plasma (Note: Serum is required for B&T patients)

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667