This test is used to measure the amount of carnitine in your blood, assessing how much usable carnitine you have. Carnitine is a compound that exists in almost every part of your body and helps your body digest fatty acids. Without it, you body cannot turn fats into energy and uses the sugar in your blood for energy instead causing low blood sugar, weakness, fatigue and anemia.
Those who experience failure to thrive, hypotonia, chronic muscle weakness, cardiomyopathy, intermittent episodes of weakness and encephalopathy, renal Fanconi’s syndrome, hypoglycemic episodes, metabolic acidosis, or hypoketotic dicarboxylic acidurias; Those who are currently being treated for type 2 diabetes, cancer, an enlarged heart, or kidney disease.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around for Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.