The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Organic acids (urine)

Organic acids (urine)

Organic acid analysis identifies many compounds that are intermediates of numerous metabolic pathways and are used in the investigation and follow up of a number of inherited metabolic diseases. It is also done as part of a urine metabolic screen.

Tube Plain Universal
ID 29975
Availability Weekdays
Turn Around 18 days. Please contact the Biochemical Genetics laboratory for enquiries regarding urgent samples (0113 2064256).
Send to Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
St James hospital
Beckett Street
Collection Con Minimum volume:1.5 – 5.0 mL (dependent on creatinine)

Instructions for lab: Send to Block 46. If storage required (overnight or over the weekend) store refrigerated at 2-8ºC.

Please discuss with Biochemical Genetics lab prior to rejecting any samples.
Frequency Daily
Sample REQ Plain urine. Boric acid samples must NOT be used.
Ref. Range Notes Descriptive report of results is provided. Contact Biochemical Genetics laboratory for further advice if required.
Telepath Urine organic acids: ORGU1J, Creatinine: CREU1J
ICE Codes Urine organic acids: JORGU