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Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - Metabolic Diseases
Method and equipment
Quantitation of acylcarnitines following Butanolic-HCl derivatization, measurement by tandem mass spectrometry.
Expected turn-around time
STAT/Urgent: 8 Hours Routine: 5 Days
Specimen type


Specimen requirements

600 µL of plasma (Green Top Sodium Heparin Tube) or serum (Red Top Serum Tube).

Storage and transportation

Ship sample frozen on dry ice

Special requirements

Free and total carnitine testing is automatically added to requisition at time of accessioning.

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

Fatty acid oxidation defects and some organic acidopathies

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