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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 5118

Test Synonym

  • Carnitine, Total & Free,Carnitor,L-Carnitine,Levocarnitine

Minimum Volume

  • 1.5 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen


  • 3 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 2.5 mL FROZEN SERUM OR PLASMA(Heparin)

Specimen Retention

  • Draw a Red-top tube,SST( gel-barrier tube), or green-top (heparin) tube Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and FREEZE. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested. Indicate if serum or plasma in the transfer tube