Blood Spot acylcarnitines


Description

Blood spot carnitine profiles represents information relating to the status of fatty acid catobolism of the patient and is a powerful diagnostic approach in identifying disorders of fatty acid oxidation and some organic acidurias.

Also known as

Acylcarnitines


Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test. Download the referral form >


Additional information

Spot must completely fill circle & fully soak through card.


Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology


Sample requirements

4 adequate blood spots on a Guthrie Card.


Reference range

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Turnaround time

1 - 2 weeks


Disease / group

Disorders of fatty acid metabolism. Some organic acidurias.


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Not required


Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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