CARNITINE EVALUATION (FREE AND TOTAL)
Draw blood in a green sodium or lithium heparin tube. Spin, separate and send 0.5 mL plasma frozen within 2 hours in a screw-capped plastic transport vial. Indicate tube type on transport vial and freeze. CRITICAL FROZEN.
Contact lab for dry ice for shipment
Frozen 1 month
5-7 days Performed Tues-Sat
Evaluate various muscle disorders resulting from hereditary carnitine deficiency states