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ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE, QUANTITATIVE

Mnemonic

ACYLCARN

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, one green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube. Also acceptable: Plain red top tube.

Handling

 Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (e.g., TPN Therapy), drug therapy and family history.
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate plasma and freeze ASAP. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 12 hours; Frozen: 1 month, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Thur, Sat

Reported

3-7 days

Method

Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (40033)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82017

Last Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 01:25:04 PM


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