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Carnitine, Total

Mnemonic:    [CARN TOTAL]
Name:    Carnitine, Total
Specimen:    0.5 mL plasma from a Green PST. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Also acceptable: Plain red.

Unacceptable Conditions: Room temperature specimens. Specimens that have been refrigerated for greater than 12 hours.

If separate tests are requested send separate samples.
Minimum Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 weeks frozen.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080067
  Method:    Tandem Mass spectrometry