ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE, QUANTITATIVE, PLASMA

Code
000.0000
Name
ACYLCARNITINE PROFILE, QUANTITATIVE, PLASMA
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
82017
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44476
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Green, Heparin

Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer plasma to separate plastic tube
Frozen

CRITICAL FROZEN – Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Clinical information is needed for appropriate interpretation. Additional required information includes age, gender, diet (e.g., TPN therapy), drug therapy, and family history.

Form required: "Patient History for Biochemical Genetics"

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)

Clinical Significance

Used for
•Children with multiple complex neurologic symptoms or a single neurological symptom with other system involvement
•Children presenting with lactic acidosis
•Individuals with clinical symptoms characteristic of a specific mitochondrial disorder
•Individuals with any progressive multisystem disorder of unknown etiology
•Asymptomatic, at-risk family members
•Family history – assess inheritance pattern to help direct molecular testing

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