Container: Urine plain 5ml (Beige top)

Sample type: Urine - Random

Test name: Carnitine, a.k.a. free and total carnitine

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test. For confirmation of Carnitine transporter deficiency (Primary carnitine deficiency). Note: bloodspot or plasma acylcarnitines (includes carnitine) is the first line test for the investigation of a fatty acid oxidation disorder.

Special precautions & notes: Please discuss request with laboratory

Reference range: Reference range quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.

Container: Urine plain 5ml (Beige top)

Alternative container: Universal (white top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Metabolic Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 14 days

Referral location: Paediatric Section, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, New Medical School, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4LP