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Carnitine, Free & Total

Mnemonic:    [Carn F/T]
Name:    Carnitine, Free & Total
Specimen:    1 mL plasma from a Green PST. Separate plasma from cells ASAP.

If separate tests are requested send separate samples.

Hemolyzed samples are unacceptable. Process sample and FREEZE ASAP.
Minimum Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 weeks frozen.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0080068
  Method:    Tandem Mass spectrometry