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Test Compendium

5118: CARNITINE, TOTAL AND FREE

Test Code

  • 5118

Test Synonym

  • Carnitine, Total & Free,Carnitor,L-Carnitine,Levocarnitine

Minimum Volume

  • 1.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum Or Plasma

Container

  • Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

CPT Codes

  • 82379
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2.5 mL FROZEN SERUM OR PLASMA(Heparin)

Additional Information

  • Draw a Red-top tube,SST( gel-barrier tube), or green-top (heparin) tube Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and FREEZE. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested. Indicate if serum or plasma in the transfer tube

Specimen Stability

  • 14 days Frozen