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Carnitine, urine

Alternate test name

Free Carnitine, Total Carnitine

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - Metabolic Diseases
Method and equipment
Quantitation using non-derivatized method, measurement using LC-MS/MS.
Expected turn-around time
10 Days
Specimen type

Random urine

Specimen requirements

500 µL of urine in sterile screw top container.

Storage and transportation
  • Store at -20°C and transport frozen on dry ice.
Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Disease condition

Primary Carnitine Deficiency.

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