Acylcarnitine profile

Test Information

Acylcarnitines are important intermediates in fatty acid oxidation. Elevations in specific acylcarnitines can be diagnostic for several fatty acid oxidation disorders and organic acidurias.

Turnaround Time

5 days

CPT Code(s)

82017

Cost

$200

Clinical Information

Symptoms of fatty acid oxidation disorders and organic acidurias can have similar symptoms which may include hypoglycemia, acidosis, hypotonia, seizures, and various developmental abnormalities among other things.

Methodology

Tandem mass spectrometry

Specimen Requirements

3 ml of whole blood in a green top, sodium heparin tube OR 1 ml of plasma

Transport Instructions

Samples can be shipped at room temperature overnight or the plasma can be removed and shipped frozen.

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