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Blood Test Information

Carnitines (free and total)

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Test Code: TCA

Special instructions
For investigation of inborn errors of metabolism in neonates, see Acylcarninitine.

Sent away to Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
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Reference range
See report or contact lab

Linked to
Acyl Carnitine

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
To investigate carnitine transporter defects, carnitine deficiency or monitoring carnitine replacement.

May be useful in investigation of suspected mitochondrial disorders causing neurological or muscle disease.
Please note this investigation does not cover the entire acylcarnitine profile and therefore can not exclude a fatty acid oxidation disorder.


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