Blood Spot acylcarnitines


Blood spot carnitine profiles represents information relating to the status of fatty acid catobolism of the patient and is a powerful diagnostic approach in identifying disorders of fatty acid oxidation and some organic acidurias.

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Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Spot must completely fill circle & fully soak through card.

Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

4 adequate blood spots on a Guthrie Card.

Reference range

Please click on the link to view reference range

Turnaround time

1 - 2 weeks

Disease / group

Disorders of fatty acid metabolism. Some organic acidurias.


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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