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Carnitine, muscle

Fee code: 16080

Method description

Triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (HPLC-EM/EM)

Delivery time

28 days

Note to delivery time

Requisites

Attach brief medical history. Specimens should be frozen immediately.

Specimen type

Muscle

Specimen volume

10 - 50 mg

Specimen minimum volume

10 mg

Collection instructions

Do not use electrocautery. Specimens should be frozen immediately in liquid nitrogen.

Preanalytic treatment

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Transport conditions

Samples frozen on dry ice.

Rejection criteria

Thawed specimens

Results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Total carnitine 1,9 - 4,2 µmol/g tissue    
Free carnitine 1,4 - 3,3 µmol/g tissue    

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