Carnitine Blood Test
Test Code: 706500
Specimen Type: Blood
Carnitine Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures the level of Carnitine in the blood. Carnitine is a nutrient which helps the body convert fats into energy. It is produced in the liver and kidneys and found in most parts of the body. If a person has low levels of carnitine, their body cannot process fats and will only be able to use blood sugar for energy which can lead to a number of health complications. This test measures both total and free carnitine.
Low carnitine can cause symptoms such as tiredness, weakness and anemia. Carnitine deficiency is often associated with type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, heart problems and kidney problems and testing is often ordered for people being treated for these conditions. Other common blood tests such as a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) are often ordered along with Carnitine.
Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Carnitine Blood Test has no special requirements.