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Test ID: CARN    
Carnitine, Plasma

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Conditional

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of a wide range of conditions including organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and primary carnitine deficiency

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

 

Highlights

Carnitine levels are disturbed in primary disorders of the carnitine cycle, or secondary disturbances of carnitine metabolism due to other biochemical disorders.

 

Additional testing is required to distinguish between primary and secondary deficiencies of carnitine.

 

Dietary intake (meat, carnitine supplementation) may cause increased carnitine values.

 

Abnormal results are accompanied by detailed interpretation including recommendations for follow-up testing.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flow Injection Analysis-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (FIA-MS/MS)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Carnitine, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

L-Carnitine
Carnitine, Free and Total