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BGL Test Name Prompt: Acylcarnitine
1 x 4 mL dark green top heparin tube, NOT PST. Red top non-additive tube is also acceptable.
Minimum 0.5 mL plasma or serum.
Requires a minimum four-hour fast or just prior to next feed for newborns.
|Specimen Handling||Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.|
Centrifuge, transfer plasma or serum to aliquot tube, write "Heparin" or "Red Top" on the aliquot tube, and transport on ice to DSC.
Centrifuge, transfer plasma or serum to aliquot tube, write "Heparin" or "Red Top" on the aliquot tube, and transport on ice to ACH.
Centrifuge, transfer plasma or serum to aliquot tube, write "Heparin" or "Red Top" on the aliquot tube, and freeze prior to transport to DSC.
|Additional Information||Metabolites reported: acetylcarnitine (C2), propionylcarnitine (C3), butyryl-/isobutyrylcarnitine (C4), tiglylcarnitine (C5:1), isovaleryl-/2-methylbutyrylcarnitine (C5), hexanoylcarnitine (C6), 3-hydroxyisovaleryl-/2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyrylcarnitine (C5-OH), octenoylcarnitine (C8:1), octanoylcarnitine (C8), malonylcarnitine (C3-DC), decadienoylcarnitine (C10:2), decenoylcarnitine (C10:1), decanoylcarnitine (C10), methylmalonyl-/succinylcarnitine (C4-DC), glutarylcarnitine (C5-DC), dodecenoylcarnitine (C12:1), dodecanoylcarnitine (C12), adipyl-/methylglutarylcarnitine (C6-DC), tetradecadienoylcarnitine (C14:2), tetradecenoylcarnitine (C14:1), myristoylcarnitine (C14), suberylcarnitine (C8-DC), 3-hydroxymyristoylcarnitine (C14-OH), palmitoleylcarnitine (C16:1), palmitoylcarnitine (C16), sebacylcarnitine (C10-DC), 3-hydroxypalmitoleylcarnitine (C16:1-OH), 3-hydroxypalmitoylcarnitine (C16), linoleylcarnitine (C18:2), oleylcarnitine (C18:1), stearoylcarnitine (C18), 3-hydroxylinoleylcarnitine (C18:2-OH), 3-hydroxyoleylcarnitine (C18:1-OH), 3-hydroxystearoylcarnitine (C18-OH), hexadecanedioylcarnitine (C16-DC).|
|Testing Location||ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
|Testing Frequency||Weekly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for stat turn-around.|
|Reference Interval||Provided on test report|