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Carnitine, plasma

Fee code: 16080

Method description

Calculation, Triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (HPLC-EM/EM)

Delivery time

14 days

Note to delivery time

Requisites

Attach medical records. You can also submit a frozen serum sample.

Specimen type

Plasma (anticoagulant: EDTA)

Specimen volume

0,5 - 1 mL

Specimen minimum volume

0,5 mL

Collection instructions

Fast

Preanalytic treatment

Transport conditions

Samples frozen on dry ice.

Rejection criteria

Thawed specimens to room temperature greater than 24 hours or refrigerated specimens greater than one week., Hemolyzed sample

Results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Free carnitine 10,6 - 56 µmol/L   < 1 month 
Free carnitine 16,2 - 60,7 µmol/L   1 month to > 1 year 
Free carnitine 17,6 - 49,1 µmol/L   1 year < 8 years 
Free carnitine 18,6 - 53,9 µmol/L   8 years < 18 years 
Free carnitine 19 - 60,7 µmol/L   > = 18 years 
Total carnitine 12,7 - 69 µmol/L   < 1 month 
Total carnitine 18,3 - 74,8 µmol/L   1 month to > 1 year 
Total carnitine 26,1- 62,2 µmol/L   1 year < 8 years 
Total carnitine 25,1 - 64,1 µmol/L   8 years < 18 years 
Total carnitine 25,2 - 77,1 µmol/L   > = 18 years 
carnitina esterificada 2,7 - 17 µmol/L   < 1 month 
carnitina esterificada 5,5 - 18,7 µmol/L   1 month to > 1 year 
carnitina esterificada 5,7 - 18 µmol/L   1 year < 8 years 
carnitina esterificada 5 - 15,6 µmol/L   8 years < 18 years 
carnitina esterificada 5,4 - 17 µmol/L   > = 18 years 
carnitina esterificada libre 0,16 - 1     < 1 month 
carnitina esterificada libre 0,2 - 0,74     1 month to > 1 year 
carnitina esterificada libre 0,16 - 0,7     1 year < 8 years 
carnitina esterificada libre 0,16 - 0,51     8 years < 18 years 
carnitina esterificada libre 0,18 - 0,53     > = 18 years 

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