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Carnitine, Total and Free - Urine

Referred out for testing

Source Urine
Mnemonic BGLNON

BGL Non-Blood Test Name field: Carnitine
Specimen Requirements

Prefer 5-10 mL random urine.

Minimum: 1.0 mL urine.

Specimen Handling

If specimen is transferred to secondary container, write "urine" on label. Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.

PSC:
Send on ice to DSC. 

RRL:
Send on ice to ACH. 

Extra-regional:
Freeze before transport to DSC.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information  This test should only be ordered in conjunction with Carnitine, Total and Free - Blood as the interpretation of the findings are dependent on the patient's plasma or serum levels.
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Biweekly; must notify ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab for priority turn-around.
Alternate Name(s)

Total Carnitine - Urine; Free Carnitine Fraction - Urine; Carnitine Acyl/Free Ratio - Urine

Reference Interval Provided on test report.