L-Carnitine Assay, Catalog: MA-0161

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100 wells, Colorimetric, OD 570 nm or Fluorometric, Ex/Em = 535/587 nm

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Catalog MA-0161

Size 100 wells

Sample Type Tissue Extracts, Cell Lysate, Serum, Plasma, Urine, Other biological fluids

Method of Detection Colorimetric, OD 570 nm or Fluorometric, Ex/Em = 535/587 nm

Assay Type Quantitative

Application A plate based colorimetric/fluorometric assay to measure free L-Carnitine in biological samples. 

Sensitivity 0.2 nmoles/well

Storage Conditions -20°C

Shipping Temperature Gel Pack

Shelf Life One year from the date of delivery


Carnitine is a critical transport molecule which shuttles fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are utilized to make acetyl CoA, a key part of the TCA cycle. In the reverse direction carnitine shuttles toxic by-products of fatty acid metabolism out of the mitochondria, minimizing oxidative stress and oxidative damage that would otherwise occur. L-Carnitine is synthesized from methionine and lysine. Beyond its highly important shuttle function, it also enhances insulin sensitivity and cellular glucose uptake. AkrivisBio’s L-Carnitine Assay is a simple, sensitive means of measuring free L-Carnitine in biological samples.