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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Primary carnitine deficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • Systemic primary carnitine deficiency
  • Carnitine uptake defect
  • Carnitine deficiency, systemic, due to defect in renal reabsorption of carnitine
  • Carnitine plasma-membrane transporter deficiency
  • Carnitine transporter deficiency
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Tests & Diagnosis

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Newborn Screening

  • An ACTion (ACT) sheet is available for this condition that describes the short-term actions a health professional should follow when an infant has a positive newborn screening result. ACT sheets were developed by experts in collaboration with the American College of Medical Genetics.
  • An Algorithm flowchart is available for this condition for determining the final diagnosis in an infant with a positive newborn screening result. Algorithms are developed by experts in collaboration with the American College of Medical Genetics.
  • The Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide has information on the standard codes used for newborn screening tests. Using these standards helps compare data across different laboratories. This resource was created by the National Library of Medicine.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Systemic primary carnitine deficiency
  • Carnitine uptake defect
  • Carnitine deficiency, systemic, due to defect in renal reabsorption of carnitine
  • Carnitine plasma-membrane transporter deficiency
  • Carnitine transporter deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.