Fluid Carnitine


Fluid Carnitine (Bile and Urine only). Urine carnitine is useful for assessment of toxic carntine acyl esters accumilation, which can cause secondary carnitine deficiency.

Also known as

Urine Acylcarnitines

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

Bile and urine 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 spots on Guthrie Card

Reference range

Not applicable

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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