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Test Name: Acylcarnitine Profile, Urine


CPT Code(s): 82379, 82016, 82017

Test Description: Test Components: The acylcarnitine profile includes a quantitative determination of over 35 different acylcarnitines including short-, medium-, and long-chain derivatives. The profile also includes a quantitation of free and total carnitine.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Turnaround Time: Routine: Up to 14 days

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Collection Instructions: Random collection only. No preservative needed.

Collection Volume: Preferred: 5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport: Immediately after specimen collection is completed, transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). If transport is delayed, freeze specimen.

Outreach Specimen Transport: Transport frozen specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on dry ice.


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