Sample Type: Blood spot
Test name: Acylcarnitine a.k.a. Acylcarnitine profile
Condition / Indication: Fatty acid oxidation disorders, Hypoglycaemia, Myopathy.
Special Precautions & Notes: Please phone laboratory if urgent analysis is required
Reference Range: Bloodspot free carnitine 10.3 - 54.7 umol/L. Individual interpretation provided on report.
Container: Bloodspots on a newborn screening card
Ideal Volume (mL): 1x Spot
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Biochemical Genetics
Turnaround Time: 21 days
Information for laboratories referring samples for analysis at NBT: Mark the card with 'Acylcarnitine' clearly. Store at room temperature in glassine envelope. Send by 1st class post or hospital transport.
Method: Tandem Mass Spectrometry (derivatised).