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Acyl Carnitine

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Tube type: Blank

Special instructions
Lithium Heparin plasma (min 0.5 mL) may be used but blood spot preferred (heelprick), avoid syringes, best taken when NOT in acute phase.
Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Reference range
See report or contact lab


Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Acylcarnitine profile (there are many different forms of acylated carnitine) is useful in investigation of inborn errors of metabolism affecting organic acids and fatty acids (e.g. MCAD deficiency) NOTE: Total and free carnitines (see ""Carnitines"") in plasma are also measured in connection with some neurological/muscle disorders)

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