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70107: Carnitine Print View
Carnitine, Total     umol/L 
Carnitine, Free     umol/L 
Carnitine Esters     umol/L 
Esterified/Free Ratio      

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.4) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.4) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

Separate serum by centrifugation. Avoid hemolysis. Remove serum
and place in a plastic tube. Freeze immediately after separation.

Patient Preparation: Patient should be in a well-fed state.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
82379

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Moderate and gross hemolysis
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry






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