BG Total and Free Carnitine in Plasma Collection Manual
Specimen type: Blood or Serum
Age range: Age required
Minimun volume: 1 ml of blood (minimum 0.1 ml)
Container: Green or Lavender top
Preservative: Sodium Heparin or EDTA
Patient preparation: None
Patient special instructions: None
Turn around time: 15 Days
Deliver immediately or regular: Regular
Special instructions: Send blood immediately to the lab on wet ice. Immediately centrifuge upon received in the lab and freeze the plasma.
Refrigeration or room temperature: Freeze at -20°C, Plasma or Serum refrigerated up to 24 hrs will be accepted
Need to include clinical data: Age at collection, nutrition (Formula, TPN) and carnitine supplementation.
Approved by: Parul B. Jayakar, MD, Director of Miami Genetics Laboratories on September 01, 2016
Revised by: Isabel de León, Laboratory Manager on July 16, 2019