Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CARNITINE, URINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
UCARN      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82379.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 23454

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of urine; minimum 3 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Freeze and ship frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature and refrigerated specimens unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Free Carnitine 77-214 umol/g Creatinine
Total Carnitine 180-412 umol/g Creatinine
Ratio: Acyl to Free 0.7-3.4
CPT code(s):
82379
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Urine carnitine.
Methodology:
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 67947

Performing Locations

Mayo Medical Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Thursday morning    
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