Fluid Carnitine


Description

Fluid Carnitine (Bile and Urine only). Urine carnitine is useful for assessment of toxic carntine acyl esters accumilation, which can cause secondary carnitine deficiency.

Also known as

Urine 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

Bile and urine 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 spots on Guthrie Card


Reference range

Not applicable


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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