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).