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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Acyl Carnitine (Blood Spot)
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
ACBS
Test information
Abnormal acyl carnitines accumulate in a variety of inborn errors of metabolism, especially fat oxidation defects. Indications: unexplained hypoglycaemia, liver disease, metabolic acidosis.  
Pre-analytical
Recommend to send plasma and blood spots
Special requirements
Dried Blood spot
Minimum volume
2 spots
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Depts of Blood Sciences and Metabolic Biochemistry, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Page last updated: 16 July 2019