Evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of a wide range of conditions including organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and primary carnitine deficiency using plasma specimens
Carnitine levels are disturbed in primary disorders of the carnitine cycle, or secondary disturbances of carnitine metabolism due to other biochemical disorders.
Additional testing is required to distinguish between primary and secondary deficiencies of carnitine.
Dietary intake (meat, carnitine supplementation) may cause increased carnitine values.
Abnormal results are accompanied by detailed interpretation including recommendations for follow-up testing.
Patient's age is required.